Grant himself would march from Holly Springs with some sixty thousand men upon Granada.
General Pemberton would naturally march from Vicksburg to stop Grant at GranGranada until reinforcements could be thrown into Vicksburg from the south, and while Pemberton was thus absent with the greater part of his Army Sherman and Porter couless Pemberton had drawn off nearly all his forces to oppose Grant's advance on Granada, thus leaving Vicksburg without a garrison; for even a small force could hold berton retreated before him, Grant would follow him up.
Grant moved towards Granada and everything looked well, but the Confederate general, Earl Van Dorn, dashed
Under the circumstances it was impossible for Grant to continue his march on Granada, which Pemberton perceiving, the latter returned to Vicksburg in time to assisand the opportunity was lost.
A portion of Pemberton's Army had returned from Granada, just in time to overwhelm and drive back the small force that had gained the