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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
on his arrival at Cairo, sent a message to General Grant, at Holly Springs, Miss., informing him of McClernand's intention, that he, Porter, hArkansas, by ten thousand more. Grant himself would march from Holly Springs with some sixty thousand men upon Granada. General Pemberton won as the gun-boats arrived in Memphis, returned immediately to Holly Springs to carry out his part of the programme. This interview betwet. The latter had run considerable risk in leaving his base at Holly Springs to draw Pemberton from Vicksburg. Time was precious and Sherman the swamp beneath the heights of Vicksburg. Grant had left Holly Springs with a large Army at the time he had appointed, merely with thed well, but the Confederate general, Earl Van Dorn, dashed into Holly Springs twenty-eight miles in the rear of the Union Army, capturing theaken to prevent this mishap by leaving a strong force behind at Holly Springs, but the commanding officer was not on the alert and his captur