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jor-General C. F. Smith in command of expedition, and remain yourself at Fort Henry. Why do you not obey my orders to report strength and position of your command? Grant replied on the 5th: Your dispatch of yesterday is just received. Troops will be sent under command of Major-General Smith, as directed. I had prepared a different plan, intending General Smith to command the forces which should go to Paris and Humboldt, while I would command the expedition upon Eastport, Corinth, and Jackson, in person. . . I am not aware of ever having disobeyed any order from your headquarters—certainly never intended such a thing. I have reported almost daily the condition of my command, and reported every position occupied. . . In conclusion, I will say that you may rely on my carrying out your instructions in every particular to the best of my ability. On the 6th, Halleck telegraphed to Grant: General McClellan directs that you report to me daily the number and position of the forces u
railroad, and attack Iuka from that direction; while Major-General Ord, with a force brought hurriedly from Bolivar and Jackson, was to push towards Burnsville, and from there take roads on the north side of the railroad, attacking Iuka from that qHe put Rosecrans in command at Corinth, and Ord at Bolivar, and on the 23d of September, removed his own headquarters to Jackson, from which point he could communicate more readily with all points of his district, including Memphis and Cairo. The rack. Grant thereupon directed Rosecrans to call in his forces, and sent Brigadier-General McPherson to his support from Jackson, with a brigade of troops hastily got together. The enemy evidently intended to attack on the northern side of the towncasioned by the fact that a portion of the national troops fought behind intrenched batteries. McPherson arrived from Jackson during the fight, coming up in the rear of the enemy; and, being unable to get to the support of the garrison in any oth
o, the day after Grant's suggestion of an advance, Halleck telegraphed: Be prepared to concentrate your troops in case of an attack. This caution, however, was not in reply to Grant's letter; and receiving no answer, the latter announced from Jackson, on the 2d of November: I have commenced a movement on Grand Junction, with three divisions from Corinth and two from Bolivar. Will leave here to-morrow and take command in person. If found practicable, I will go to Holly Springs, and, may be,e a good soldier and loyal subordinate, still more anxious to assault, in order to relieve his commander from what might be imminent stress; that he knew Grant's objective to be Pemberton, and declared that Pemberton's point of concentration was Jackson, fifty miles from Vicksburg; that after the unsuccessful assault he still made no ungenerous attempt to lay the blame on any shoulders but his own, but assumed it all, if any blame there was in making a skilful and courageous though unsuccessful
s on the direct route from the Mississippi to Jackson, the capital of the state, as well as to Vicknot reach the army until after the capture of Jackson, on the 14th of May; while, of McArthur's div directed McPherson to move on to Clinton and Jackson, at daylight in the morning. Sherman's order o'clock, the two corps were in possession of Jackson. Crocker's troops raised the national flag ospatches to Pemberton, announcing the loss of Jackson, and said: As soon as the reenforcements are nt also informed McClernand of the capture of Jackson, and of Johnston's line of retreat, and order1863, 8.30 A. M. Our being compelled to leave Jackson makes your plan impracticable. The only modeany of the victories in this campaign, except Jackson. It so chanced that his corps had done more ion of Pemberton's army; then, at Raymond and Jackson, the troops under Johnston's immediate commanarmy south of Big Black are from Vicksburg or Jackson, the former requiring a transportation by dir[30 more...]
rds, and in almost every instance partial cover could be obtained, up to within one hundred yards of the rebel line. In addition to these tactical considerations, it was known that Johnston was at Canton, with the troops that had escaped from Jackson, reenforced by others from the east and south; that accessions were daily reaching him, and that every soldier the rebel government could gather up, in all its territory, would doubtless soon be sent to Johnston's support. In a short time he minfit for the position of corps commander, both on the march and on the battle-field. Looking after his corps gives me more labor and infinitely more uneasiness than all the remainder of my department. On the 24th, also, Grant made his first report of the battle of Champion's hill, which had been fought eight days before. After leaving Jackson, he had no opportunity of communicating with the government until he arrived before Vicksburg; and, since then, he had been too busy to write reports.
out of Vicksburg fall of Port Hudson opening of Mississippi river Sherman sent against Johnston Johnston retreats to Jackson Sherman besieges Jackson Johnston evacuates destruction of railroads return of Sherman results of entire campaign Jackson Johnston evacuates destruction of railroads return of Sherman results of entire campaign congratulations of the President and general-in-chief Grant made major-general in regular army joy of the country Dismay of the rebels. The assaults on Vicksburg having failed, Grant at once set about his preparations for a siege. The three cth of Jackson. I cannot say where you will find the most effective places to strike. I would say, move so as to strike Jackson or Canton, whichever might seem most desirable. On the 4th, Sherman was informed: The orders will be made as you suggs travelled as far as sixty miles, marking their whole route with devastation. The parapets and rifle-pits, in front of Jackson, were strengthened, to be ready for a general attack, as soon as the ammunition train should arrive front the rear. Thi
han by sending the bulky article of cotton. Grant to Mr. Mellen, Treasury Agent, August 13, 1863. On the 18th of July, Grant announced to Halleck the fall of Jackson and the completion of the Vicksburg campaign. In the same dispatch, he said: It seems to me, now, that Mobile should be captured, the expedition starting from Lar the present at least, to the general-in-chief. As Grant's views were not accepted, he conformed to those of his superiors, and, immediately after the fall of Jackson, sent Banks a division of troops numbering four thousand men; five thousand others were ordered to Schofield, to operate against Price, in Arkansas, and the Ninthhe movement of Sherman's column, and in all probability attempt at once to prevent or obstruct it, Grant now ordered McPherson to send an expedition to Canton and Jackson. This was designed to distract the enemy, and threaten other points still further east, so that, if possible, all the hostile force in Mississippi might be recal
ssee river. The main object of this expedition will be to destroy the railroad bridge over Bear creek, near Eastport, Miss., and also the connections at Corinth, Jackson, and Humboldt. It is thought best that these objects be attempted in the order named. Strong detachments of cavalry and light artillery, supported by infantry, ch commands. Having accomplished these objects, or such of them as may be practicable, you will return to Danville and move on Paris. Perhaps the troops sent to Jackson and Humboldt can reach Paris as easily by land as to return to the transports. This must depend on the character of the roads and the position of the enemy. Allor-General H. W. Halleck, St. Louis, Mo.: The main force of the enemy is at Corinth, with troops at different points east. Small garrisons are also at Bethel, Jackson, and Humboldt. The number at these places seems constantly to change. The number of the enemy at Corinth, and within supporting distance of it, cannot be far fr
pieces of artillery. The number captured by us was seventy-four guns, besides what was found at Haine's bluff. From Jackson to this place I have had no opportunities of communicating with you. Since that, this army fought a heavy battle near Bathe Black river. This placed my forces fifteen miles on their way from Grand Gulf to this place, Black river bridge, or Jackson, whichever I might turn my attention to. Altogether, I am satisfied that my course was right, and has given us with cations. Five days more should plant our batteries on their parapets. Johnston is still collecting troops at Canton and Jackson. Some are coming over the railroad, and all the country is joining his standard. The destruction of the enemy's artillh the enemy's cavalry. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) Vicksburg, July 15, 1863. Sherman has Jackson invested from Pearl river, on the north, to the river on the south. This has cut off many hundred cars from the Confede
son, you crossed on the morning of the 3d, and pushed on to Willow springs, Big Sandy, and the main crossing of Fourteen-mile creek, four miles from Edward's station. A detachment of the enemy was immediately driven away from the crossing, and you advanced, passed over, and rested during the night of the 12th, within three miles of the enemy in large force at that station. On the morning of the 13th, the objective point of the army's movement having been changed from Edward's station to Jackson, in pursuance of an order from the commander of the department, you moved on the north side of Fourteen-mile creek towards Raymond. This delicate and hazardous movement was executed by a portion of your numbers under cover of Hovey's division, which made a feint of attack, in line of battle, upon Edward's station. Too late to harm you, the enemy attacked the rear of that division, but was promptly and decisively repulsed. Resting near Raymond that night, on the morning of the 14th, y