n if the latter should attempt to escape him. Sherman set off immediately for Memphis, but the tranld communicate with the Mississippi fleet and Sherman, whose troops must have been in the neighborhve to pass were unknown, nor was he sure that Sherman would be found in the vicinity of Vicksburg; g to Memphis, the first of which announced to Sherman the fact of his having been superseded, the sls A. J. Smith, M. L. Smith and Morgan.
When Sherman gave the order for embarking on the 20th, the vice could not be so completely suppressed.
Sherman's orders, however, were promptly executed, aninst all open attacks, the positions in which Sherman was obliged to seek him.
The Federals weres.
These rumors were an additional cause, in Sherman's estimation, for not giving up the struggle res above the ground.
On the 2（1 of January, Sherman placed them again on board of the transports,ho, it appears, had conceived a similar one.
Sherman did not lose a minute's time in carrying it i