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e to that point with about six thousand men. Pemberton, no longer daring to disregard his superior, immediately directed a retrograde movement, reversing his column as it stood. His purpose was to return towards Edward's depot, and take the Brownsville road, and then proceed north of the railroad towards Clinton. He notified Johnston in haste that his communication had been received, and informed him of the route of march. At about five o'clock on this morning, two men employed on the Jathe construction of bridges, for at this place the Big Black is wide and deep, and the rebels had secured at least twelve hours advance, by the destruction of the crossing. He also ordered all the cavalry at his disposal to move out as far as Brownsville, and ascertain if possible the position and intentions of Johnston. During the day, he sent word to Sherman: Secure a commanding position on the west bank of Black river, as soon as you can. If the information you gain after crossing warrants
that little further progress could be made by digging alone, and Grant accordingly determined to make the final assault on the morning of the 6th of July. Orders were issued to prepare the heads of approaches for the easy debouche of troops, to widen the main approaches so that the men could move easily by fours, and to prepare planks and sand-bags filled with pressed cotton, for crossing ditches. Johnston was moving up at the same time. On the night of the 1st, he encamped between Brownsville and the Big Black river, and, on the 3d, sent word to Pemberton, that about the 7th of the month, an attempt to create a diversion would be made, to enable the garrison to cut its way out. This dispatch did not reach Pemberton till the 10th of July, when both he and the messenger were prisoners. This attack, however, was never made. The movement to Browns ville was the last operation undertaken for the relief or the defence of Vicksburg. On the 22d of June, Pemberton had suggested to
Milliken's bend, fought on the 7th of June, 1863, together with the list of casualties. In this battle most of the troops engaged were Africans, who had but little experience in the use of arms. Their conduct is said, however, to have been most gallant, and I doubt not but with good officers they will make good troops. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) near Vicksburg, June 16, 1863. Every thing progresses well here. Johnston's force is at Yazoo City, Benton, Brownsville, and Clinton. I am fortifying at Haine's bluff to make my position certain, but believe I could go out with force enough to drive the rebels from between the two rivers. Deserters come out daily. All report rations short. We scarcely ever lose a man now. Health and condition of troops most excellent. General Grant to General Halleck.—(telegram.) near Vicksburg, June 19, 1863. I have found it necessary to relieve General McClernand, particularly at this time, for his publicatio