On January 24th, 1862, a fleet bearing the united forces of Generals Grant and Sherman, of, the river, and descending the Mississippi from Memphis, appeared before the terraced city l tradition, by Daniel Webster.
The disastrous experiment made in the previous December by General Sherman--of approaching the town on the Yazoo line — was not repeated.
The troops were disembarkedrom Jackson by Pemberton, whose headquarters were at Edwards' Depot.
On the 30th of April, General Sherman, commanding the Fifteenth Corps, after a slight feint on Haines' Bluff, on the Yazoo, returhed General Johnston before the note previously sent.
Meanwhile, no grass was growing under Sherman's feet.
On the 14th, Johnston, hearing that the Fifteenth Corps was twelve miles from Jackson, in one hour, said somebody else.
One paper gave a detailed statement of the amputation of General Sherman's leg. Another said the citizens demand the surrender of Vicksburg, and Pemberton refuses I