vid scenes on the approaching morrow.
At five A. M., to-day, we arise and visit the deck of the Benton, and find we are at anchor one and a half miles above the city of Memphis.
It is mild and clear, with a bright sun, and every indication of fair weather.
Memphis lays spread out before us on the bluffs in all her beauty — her large and elegant buildings, and graceful domes and steeples presenting an inviting and imposing appearance.
The steamers H. R. W. Hill, New National, Victoria, Kentucky and Acacia are laying at the wharf.
Our fleet of ironclads, ordnance and supply steamers and transports, being in full view of the city, the bluffs at this early hour appear to be thronged with citizens.
Two fine large wharf-boats are also to be seen, together with the charred, burning, skeleton wreck of the tug Gordon Grant, lying on the Island opposite where we lay, which was burned by the vandals last night.
The timbers, or shape of the hull, is there, together with the chimney and pr