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The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], The situation in Mississippi--Grant gone back to Vicksburg. (search)
or does he intend leaving it in a position to be of any use to us. He never would have destroyed the railroads if he contemplated permanent occupation. Jackson, he knows as well as Gen. Johnston knew, is no point of strategic importance, and he will simply make it impossible for its being of any service to us. Mobile is now doubtless the next prize claiming his attention, and his movements would indicate an early approach to that city by way of Madisonville, La., on the lake landing at Biloxi, Ocean Springs, or Pascagoula, thence marching overland and combining with a gunboat attack on the city with the iron clads, relieved by the fall of Port Hudson and Vicksburg. He is too cunning an old fox to follow this army up among the sterile hills of Scott, when he would be at the mercy of the climate, the drought, and the cavalry; his communication constantly in danger of being out off, and his supplies destroyed. But we must wait and see. Gen. Banks is said to have gone after Ge