, and to turn the rear of that city, it became a question of the highest importance, whether a point be. low on the Mississippi River, might not be reached, and a way thus opened to the attainment of the same end.
My corps, happily, was in favorag been considerably strengthened by reenforcements supposed to have been sent from Grand Gulf, on the east bank of the Mississippi, the enemy on the fifteenth sought to reinstate his line between Perkins's and Dunbar's — the latter place being eightspace of three days and nights, thus extending and completing the great military road across the peninsula from the Mississippi River above to the Mississippi River forty miles below Vicksburgh.
The achievement is one of the most remarkable occurriMississippi River forty miles below Vicksburgh.
The achievement is one of the most remarkable occurring in the annals of war, and justly ranks among the highest examples of military energy and perseverance.
On the twenty-second, receiving a communication from Admiral Porter, informing me that he would attack the enemy at Grand Gulf on the follow