arrived on the 1st of February, and on the 2d, Grant started from Cairo, with seventeen thousand mand for your brilliant success
On the 7th, Grant's cavalry penetrated to within a mile of Fort ing to the impassable state of the roads, said Grant, it is entirely impracticable to move the baggck's staff, but detailed as chief engineer for Grant during this campaign.
The 13th was occupieperiority in numbers, made no effort to molest Grant, allowing him to continue the investment at hipits to cover our men.–McPherson's Report.
Grant slept in a negro hut that night, and Smith, wisent situation of affairs at this station; but Grant replied: No terms except unconditional and immn brigade of troops was aboard, and he invited Grant to go with him and look at his soldiers, of whory.
The Secretary of War at once recommended Grant for a major-generalcy of volunteers, and the Pinstantly, and the whole country applauded.
Grant immediately recommended Smith for a major-gene