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the consequence; if it remains in the neighborhood of Memphis, the main body of the rebel army will pass on the line to Hickman, and cross the river there, AIV would be cut from its base of operation, and its loss would be certain; it has nothing eeir own armies between the divided bodies of the enemy. The larger army of 140,000 men might cross the Mississippi at Hickman, but it is probable that it would arrive too late to cut AIV from its base of operation; and as it must prevent AIV passing the Mississippi, and from retreating to the Eastern States, the passage at Hickman would be a fault, except in the event of its having received the intelligence that AIV was still detained at Memphis. The rebel army must, therefore, gain the h would then have been easily decided. On the other hand, BIV should have prevented that, in passing the Mississippi at Hickman, and in being transported by rail to the Memphis-Decatur line, and to the junction with BIII. In this case, or if in gen