ich to prosecute his campaign on dry land.
Sherman's troops went up the Mississippi on large trasketry fire; and Porter finally sent back for Sherman to hurry up to his assistance.
Sherman wasSherman was then at the junction of the Big Black bayou and Deer creek.
He at once sent forward all the troop from what they considered this fatal error.
Sherman, McPherson, Logan, Wilson, all opposed—all off Vicksburg would result.
See Appendix for Sherman's letter in full. The letter was able, and in existence was not disclosed by Grant, until Sherman himself publicly related the incident, after s ablest generals had no effect to deter him. Sherman, thinking the plan almost certain of defeat, from Lake Providence and the Yazoo pass, and Sherman from Steele's bayou; Hurlbut was stripped of ll my forces and turn the enemy's left.
When Sherman returned, unsuccessful, from Steele's bayou, ce attained, to do the work.
On the 24th, to Sherman: I foresee great difficulties in our present