ve never learned.
At the river there was a good deal of scrambling to get across, because the means of ferriage were inadequate; but by the aid of the Forest Queen and several gunboats I got my command across during the 7th of May, and marched out to Hankinson's Ferry (eighteen miles）, relieving General Crocker's division of McPherson's corps.
McClernand's corps and McPherson's were still ahead, and had fought the battle of Port Gibson, on the 11th.
I overtook General Grant in person at Auburn, and he accompanied my corps all the way into Jackson, which we reached May 14th.
McClernand's corps had been left in observation toward Edwards's Ferry.
McPherson had fought at Raymond, and taken the left-hand road toward Jackson, via Clinton, while my troops were ordered by General Grant .n person to take the right-hand road leading through Mississippi Springs.
We reached Jackson at the same time; McPherson fighting on the Clinton road, and my troops fighting just outside the town, on t