the great strength of the movement; and on the night of the day following, Grant
's plan was revealed beyond doubt by the passage of the Vicksburg
batteries by seven gunboats and three empty transports, with the loss of one vessel.
This detachment joined the three gunboats already below Warrenton
now hastily recalled the brigades sent to Bragg
, and notified the Trans-Mississippi
commander that ‘the enemy is cutting a passage from near Young's Point
to Bayou Vidal, to reach the Mississippi river
near New Carthage.
Without co-operation, it is impossible to oppose him.’
The troops under command of Lieut.-Gen. John C. Pemberton
in April, 1863, were organized as follows: