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s in angulated by the moving of the two first columns. Sherman left Vicksburg the 1st of February, at the head of thirty five thousand infantry, two or three thousand cavalry, and from sixty to eighty pieces of artillery. Almost simultaneously Grierson or Smith began their march through North Mississippi with twelve or fifteen thousand cavalry and mounted infantry. Mobile, at the same time, was threatened by water with the enemy's fleet of gunboats, and by land from Pensacola and Pascagoula. ly to its eastern border, and reaped a fruitless victory. Scarcely a grain of corn or a straggling beef repaid him for his toil, and to day he is a discomfited enemy, retracing his steps with as much haste as he invaded. The other column under Grierson met the same fate. It was unable to form a junction with Sherman, and is now moving back to his stronghold in Memphis.--Forrest had been hanging upon his flanks from the time he entered Mississippi, and Lee is now sent by the commanding General
army has a mission of vast importance, and from the skill with which it is handled by the patriotic and energetic commander, we have every confidence that, its mission will be performed if the infantry force can be augmented so as to enable the General to take the field and drive the enemy out of Mississippi and recover possession of the left bank of the Mississippi. When the fact is known, as we have it from the highest authority, that the recent formidable movement of Sherman, Smith, and Grierson was defeated by Gen. Polk with a force not equal to that of the enemy, and with a loss of not over a hundred killed, wounded and captured, and without the loss of a pound of the Government provisions, munitions, or of any kind of property, or of that of the railroad companies, we think the very highest title to the confidence of the Government and people is afforded that the skill and ability displayed in these difficult and embarrassing circumstances, if properly backed and sustained by th