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Land operations against Mobile. by Richard B. Irwin, Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. V. In the last days of July
f this, on the 18th of January, Grant ordered Canby to move against Mobile.
The main lines of fortification, three in number, and very strong, being on the western side, Canby determined to approach Mobile on the east, where he would have the full benefit of the cooperation of the n d numbered 13,000.
When united, Canby had 45,000 men of all arms.
Mobile was defended by about ten thousand
Or 9200 enlisted men effectiv fifty miles to the northward of Pensacola.
There he turned toward Mobile, and on the 1st of April, after a march of a hundred miles over ver
The rivers were swept for torpedoes; the fleet gained the rear of Mobile by the Blakely and Tensas; and Granger crossed the bay under convoy on the 2d of April, and entered Montgomery on the day Canby gained Mobile.
On the news of Johnston's capitulation Taylor surrendered to Ca