The Yankee movement against Jackson and Vicksburg — Additional particulars.
entered the State of Mississippi
by crossing the river five miles below Grand Gulf
, with from sixty to one hundred thousand men, including a heavy force of cavalry.
He has received no reinforcements from Louisiana
, but receives accessions constantly from the west bank of the river.
His transportation is all on the river, and must cling to the river bank.
We evacuated Grand Gulf
, falling back and fighting towards Jackson
, followed by the enemy, who entered Jackson
with 50,000 men on the 16th.
on the 13th, and fell back to Canton
committed various excesses during their two days occupation of Jackson
, such as burning churches and private houses, tearing jewelry from the persons of citizens, gutting residences, etc. They then fled towards Vicksburg
, followed by Gen. Johnston
who is constantly receiving reinforcements.
has five months supplies of every kind, and can be taken only when the force defending it has exhausted these supplies.
report the capture of Alexandria
, La, but the report is not credited.