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[53] made a gallant defence, and repulsed the enemy with heavy loss; but he failed to pursue the demoralized forces of the rebels until it was too late. Grant was somewhat chagrined at this, for his plans always contemplated the prompt following up of a success until its full benefits were reaped. The result, however, was advantageous to the Union cause, and Grant's district was relieved from apprehensions of a renewal of important movements on the part of the enemy. For the defence of Corinth Rosecrans received deserved commendation; but more was due to Grant than partial observers allowed. His were the plans by which success was achieved, and had they been carried out, would have resulted in a more complete victory.

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