st three brigades that were landed, those of Stuart, Blair and De Courcy, proceeded immediately toward Vicksburines extending all along the river.
Steele, leaving Blair on the right, was to form the extreme left with his h the place where he was to throw the bridge across, Blair was obliged to pass under the enemy's fire, which kie movement of his infantry.
Finally, toward noon, Blair, having completed the construction of his bridge, crime.
A quicksand at the end of Cypress Swamp lay in Blair's path; he was fortunate enough to get over it, leavcy's brigade across the bayou with orders to support Blair's attack on the right, but the Federals were only thoncentrate all their forces near the point menaced.
Blair, however, carried the breastworks extending at the fithout having been able to reach the enemy's works.
Blair, reduced to his own resources, was obliged to retire
Sherman understood this, and as soon as informed of Blair's failure he countermanded every other movement for