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the service. That army has a mission of vast importance, and from the skill with which it is handled by the patriotic and energetic commander, we have every confidence that, its mission will be performed if the infantry force can be augmented so as to enable the General to take the field and drive the enemy out of Mississippi and recover possession of the left bank of the Mississippi. When the fact is known, as we have it from the highest authority, that the recent formidable movement of Sherman, Smith, and Grierson was defeated by Gen. Polk with a force not equal to that of the enemy, and with a loss of not over a hundred killed, wounded and captured, and without the loss of a pound of the Government provisions, munitions, or of any kind of property, or of that of the railroad companies, we think the very highest title to the confidence of the Government and people is afforded that the skill and ability displayed in these difficult and embarrassing circumstances, if properly backe
rs have for more than six weeks been filled with the plans of the great South western campaign, Sherman was to invade Mississippi with three columns. --One--the larger — to leave Vicksburg; another Wt portion of the State of Alabama, west of the Alabama river. To accomplish this grand object, Sherman was given 70,000 veteran troops. The expedition so largely planned was in angulated by the moving of the two first columns. Sherman left Vicksburg the 1st of February, at the head of thirty five thousand infantry, two or three thousand cavalry, and from sixty to eighty pieces of artilleryed from the main army, and must remain so to watch the movements of Grier son and his command. Sherman with his 35,000 could only be opposed by Loring, French, and Lee. From Vicksburg the enemyded. The other column under Grierson met the same fate. It was unable to form a junction with Sherman, and is now moving back to his stronghold in Memphis.--Forrest had been hanging upon his flanks