cleared of McClernand's troops I ordered up McPherson, who was close upon the rear of the Thirteeny the retreating foe to delay our progress.
McPherson, however, reached Hankinson's Ferry before nd approach from that direction.
Accordingly McPherson's troops that had crossed the Big Black wereConfederates behind their breastworks; while McPherson's right was nearly two miles north, occupyinthat part of the line.
Tuttle's movement or McPherson's pressure had, no doubt, led Johnston to orposition, and had to abandon the artillery.
McPherson brought up his troops as fast as possible — reat; Hovey, reenforced by two brigades from McPherson's command, confronted the enemy's left; Croche road.
The night of the 16th of May found McPherson's command bivouacked from two to IX miles weCarr, and covered the enemy's entire front.
McPherson was in column on the road, the head close byrom General Sherman and on the 18th one from McPherson, saying that their respective commands had c