umberland and Tennessee--the greatest flanking movement in the history of warfare.
It began at Fort Henry and ended at Vicksburg, covered a year and five months, and cost tens of thousands of human lives and millions of dollars' worth of property —l Lloyd Tilghman, a brave officer who was destined to give his life for the Confederate cause, the following year, near Vicksburg.
It covered about three acres and mounted seventeen heavy guns.
Grant's plan of attack was to land his army four mileJuly, 1862.
Again in command of the Essex he attempted unsuccessfully to destroy the dread Confederate ram Arkansas at Vicksburg on July 22d.
Porter and the Essex then joined Farragut's fleet.
His shells helped the Union forces to repulse the Cone narrowness of the stream; and later again, the gallant gunboat won laurels at Island No.10, Fort Pillow, Memphis, and Vicksburg.
The Flag-ship St. Louis viewed from astern
The Louisville — a fighter at port. riven with the shrieks of thei