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er arms; and the other division commanders, admonished by the movements of the last few days, had their horses saddled, and were breakfasting early to be ready in case of an attack. It was well known the enemy were approaching our lines, and there had been more or less skirmishing for three days preceding the battle. The consequence was our breakfasts were ordered at an early hour, and our horses saddled to be ready in case of an attack. Report of Major-General McPherson, dated Lake Providence, La., March 26, 1863. McPherson at this time was on Grant's staff; he was at W. H. L. Wallace's headquarters on the night of the 5th, and on the morning of the 6th. They at once put their commands into line. The entire national force on the ground at the time of the assault, was thirty-three thousand effective men. Lewis Wallace had about five thousand more, at Crump's landing, making Grant's whole force between fifty and sixty-regiments. Grant estimated the enemy's strength at sixt
ampaign the Vicksburg canal continuous labor for months rise in river failure of canal Lake Providence scheme difficulties of this route abandonment of the plan alarm and subsequent derision streams, a circuitous route, through bayous, and rivers, and swamps, could be opened, from Lake Providence on the Louisiana side, seventy miles above Vicksburg, and a passage found, through the Red a passage, avoiding Vicksburg. Grant gave orders for cutting a way from the Mississippi to Lake Providence and went himself to that place on the 4th of February, remaining there several days. Thisf the overhanging forests and fallen timber with which it was ob. structed. The land, from Lake Providence, and also from Bayou Macon, recedes until the lowest interval between the two widens out inntration of all the forces of the expedition at Milliken's bend; McPherson was brought from Lake Providence and the Yazoo pass, and Sherman from Steele's bayou; Hurlbut was stripped of every man that
onel Deitzler and Lieutenant-Colonel Duff, from Lake Providence, fifty odd miles above here. On examining thall the enemy's river batteries. Another is by Lake Providence, and the network of bayous connecting it with Rineer officers. McPherson's army corps is at Lake Providence, prosecuting the work there. They could not bere not yet down. The work of getting through Lake Providence and Bayou Macon there is but little possibilityf the success of the enterprise. The land from Lake Providence and also from Bayou Macon recedes until the low Ordinary Ohio river boats can now pass from Lake Providence into Bayou Macon, and thence by easy navigation trouble on the other side of the river between Lake Providence and Milliken's bend. General Grant to Generaotection to the leased plantations from here to Lake Providence, to resist a threatened attack from Kirby Smith 11, 1863. The long line of plantations from Lake Providence to Milliken's bend, it has been perfectly impos