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felt well assured that he would half but a very short time there or anywhere else. He is operating now very much as he did in his Vicksburg campaign, not only with regard to his frequent change of base, but with respect to his persistence in seeking the right point of attack.--When the direct attack upon Chickasaw Bluff failed under Sherman, Grant tried the canal opposite the city. When it was found that that first would not work, he tried successively Yazoo Pass, Sunflower river, Lake Providence, and Steele's Bayon. After the failure of all these, he ran his transports through the gauntlet of the Vicksburg batteries, marching his troops overland through Louisiana, crossed the Mississippi at Bruinsburg, and headed once more for Vicksburg by the Southern route, the only one not previously tried. He fought several battles and won several victories on the way, just as he has now commenced doing after crossing the James. His Generals, while en route, gobbled up considerable bodie