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Chapter 27: expedition through Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. The naval expedition through the woods. scenes and incidents. through black and Steele's Bayou. a hazardous journey. destruction of cotton and other property by the Confederates. a skirmish with tree cutters. Sherman marching to the relief of the gun-boats. dreadful work of the sharp-shooters. the Confederates attempt to capture the fleet. Sherman arrives. repulse of the Confederates. retreat of the Army and Navy. repairing damages. good effect of the expedition. loss to the Confederates. Grand Gulf fortified. a council of war. Grant's decision. the rams run the batteries the Lancaster sunk. the Switzerland joins Farragut. brave volunteers, etc., etc. About the time of the Yazoo Pass expedition, Lieutenant McLeod Murphy, U. S. N., discovered a pass through the woods some ten miles above the mouth of the Yazoo, by which it was thought the gun-boats could reach the valley of Deer Creek, and