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sports up the Yazoo river, which empties into the Mississippi, about nine miles above the town. He debarked his troops on the 27th, on the south side of the river, near the mouth of the Chickasaw bayou. The map of operations in Yazoo pass and Steele's bayou and map of Campaign against Vicksburg illustrate the operations here described. The long line of hills on which Vicksburg stands, turns off from the Mississippi, just above the town, and runs parallel to the Yazoo for several miles. ther reenforcements for the present. He suggested, however, that it would be well to have the men in readiness when they should be needed. He also inquired if it would not be good policy to combine the four departments at the West —Rosecrans's, Steele's, Banks's, and his own—under one commander, and remarked: As I am the rank. ing department commander in the West, I will state that I have no desire whatever for such combined command, but would prefer the command I now have, to any other that
unsuccessful Reenforcements ordered into the pass route found impracticable Steele's bayou expedition remarkable natural difficulties Sherman and Admiral Porteroint, and in the rear of Greenwood. The route was by way of the Yazoo river to Steele's bayou, up the latter to Black bayou, through that to Deer creek, and along De On the 16th of March, he sent Sherman with a division of troops (Stuart's) up Steele's bayou; five iron-clads and four mortar-boats accompanied, under Porter. The p the Mississippi on large transports, about thirty miles, to Eagle bend, where Steele's bayou runs within one mile of the river; they thus saved the distance from thMcPherson was brought from Lake Providence and the Yazoo pass, and Sherman from Steele's bayou; Hurlbut was stripped of every man that could be spared from the rear; my forces and turn the enemy's left. When Sherman returned, unsuccessful, from Steele's bayou, Grant consoled himself by saying that the expedition has at least push
st Haine's bluff, Sherman had left Blair's command at Milliken's bend, and, on the morning of the 2d of May, started with Steele and Tuttle's divisions for Hard Times. He reached there by noon of the 6th, crossed the Mississippi during that night anas to follow as speedily as possible. This dispatch reached Sherman at ten minutes past seven, and his advance division (Steele's) was in motion, in one hour from that time. At half-past 5 Grant also ordered Blair, who was near Auburn, to push forwt, on the appearance of national troops, they at once displayed a white flag, and the pontoon bridge was laid. Blair and Steele passed over that night, Tuttle following in the morning. On the 17th, Johnston marched fifteen miles, towards the poind of the enemy's outer works; his camps, and many prisoners, left behind in the hasty evacuation, were also captured; and Steele's pickets were within easy range of the new rebel line. At eight A. M. on the 19th of May, the enemy was compassed on th
ent heavy cannonade on land front Sherman assaults with Blair and Steele's divisions troops reach the parapet, but are repelled Ransom's aunterscarp. The rebel fire was hot, and the national loss severe. Steele's division, on Sherman's extreme right, was not close enough to att was placed at the head of this road, with Tuttle in support, while Steele was left to make his attack at a point in his own front, about half, as he showed himself along the parapet or in the rifle-trench. Steele's artillery had been placed in position on the abandoned outworks oe the same as in the assault on Sherman's left. The main effort of Steele's right was directed against a water-battery, at the mouth of a cregade, of Tuttle's division, which had as yet been in reserve, while Steele was hotly engaged on the right, and heavy firing was going on, all ng party, and remained, but the column was shattered and repelled. Steele, too, passed through a scathing fire—clouds of musket-balls descend
in front of Wood (who had the right brigade of Steele's division, of Sherman's corps), was particulae vessel lay near the shore, about a mile from Steele's position; but, during the siege, the river sry was ready to open. The other operations of Steele's division were of no great importance. The aging fire. Tuttle's advance, on the left of Steele, was begun behind a spur, through which a deeps on Logan's, Ransom's, Blair's, Tuttle's, and Steele's fronts were able to bring a converging, direallowed to Pemberton. With one exception (General Steele), they suggested terms that Grant was unwikson. Again, on the same day: I have directed Steele and Ord to be in readiness to move as you suggo the sea. On the night of the 4th, Ord and Steele were moved out to join Sherman, and that commauggest, the moment Vicksburg is ours. Ord and Steele have both been notified to move, the moment Viation with the rear. Ord was given the right, Steele the centre, and Parke the left of the line: La
Besides Grant, Sherman, and McPherson, these were Ord, who commanded the Thirteenth corps after the 26th of June, and Steele, Carr, and A. J. Smith, commanding divisions; all of whom distinguished themselves, and did good service to the country ae of these orders happened to be of importance. Directions were received from Halleck for the immediate reenforcement of Steele, then commanding the movement in Arkansas, intended to cooperate with Banks's campaign. General Rawlins, Grant's chief-olted with both Sherman and McPherson, and John E. Smith's division of the Seventeenth corps was sent to the assistance of Steele. This was but one among many instances of the remarkable harmony which prevailed in the command. With such men, said Gril a sufficient number should be collected for this purpose. The division from Mc-Pherson's corps, which had started for Steele, was recalled, and ordered to Rosecrans. It was already aboard transports and on its way to Helena, but a staff-officer
rations, and, as the various detachments of the army came up, they were successively fed, and ferried across. Up to this time, Sherman had literally obeyed the instructions of Halleck, and pushed forward the repairs of the railroad in his rear. But, after assuming command, on the 19th of October, Grant's first orders to Sherman were: Increase to the greatest possible strength your moving column, and, at the same time, secure your communications to your base of supplies. Communicate with Steele, and urge the necessity of his sending you the division of Kimball, of the Sixteenth corps. Sherman was also ordered to bring forward the troops at Paducah, and any that could be spared from guarding the line of railroad from Memphis to Corinth: Assign them to strengthen divisions already at the front. On the 24th, the day after he arrived at Chattanooga, Grant telegraphed to Sherman: Drop every thing east of Bear creek, and move with your entire force towards Stevenson, until you receive
way of Yazoo pass materially. To hem in the enemy on the Yazoo, Admiral Porter has gone into Deer creek by the way of Steele's bayou and Little Black bayou. From there he can get into Yazoo either by running up Deer creek to Rolling Fork, thence down the Big Sunflower, all of which is navigable, or down Deer creek to the Yazoo. Admiral Porter and myself went up Steele's bayou to Little Black bayou on the 15th. With the exception of overhanging trees in some places, the navigation was go point, and thus save the distance from the mouth of the Yazoo to, and also the most difficult part of the navigation in, Steele's bayou. There is evident indication of considerable excitement in Vicksburg. I think they are removing many of theirusand bushels of corn was burned up. Several hundred negroes also returned with the troops. The recent expedition of General Steele to the neighborhood of Rolling Fork, shows that the enemy is still holding that position. He also destroyed several
ct that he had carried three of the enemy's forts, and that the flag of the Union waved over the stronghold of Vicksburg, asking that the enemy should be pressed at all points, lest he should concentrate on him. Not dreaming that a major-general would at such a critical moment make a mere buncombe communication, I ordered instantly Giles A. Smith and Mower's brigades to renew the assault, under cover of Blair's division, and the artillery deployed as before described, and sent an aide to General Steele, about a mile to my right, to convey the same mischievous message, whereby we lost needlessly many of our best officers and men. I would never have revealed so unwelcome a truth had General McClernand, in his process of self-flattery, confined himself to facts in the reach of his own observation, and not gone out of his way to charge others for results which he seems not to comprehend. In cases of repulse and failure, congratulatory addresses by subordinate commanders are not commo