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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
of Colonel Randal McGavock, Tenth Tennessee regiment, who fell gallantly in this action, was much regretted. He fell back to Jackson, in conformity to General Pemberton's instructions for such a case, accompanied by Walker, whom he met at Mississippi Springs. They reached the place with their brigades on the evening of the 13th. General Gregg, the senior of the two, reported to me on my arrival at night. See telegram to Secretary of War, Appendix. He informed me that he had learned from sen because its direction was more favorable than that of any other for effecting a junction with the Army of Mississippi. While Sherman's and McPherson's corps were moving upon Jackson, McClernand's divisions were ordered to Raymond, Mississippi Springs, and Clinton. From the events of the 14th, I supposed that General Grant intended to occupy Jackson aid hold it, to prevent the troops then there, and those coming from the East, from joining Lieutenant-General Pemberton's army. That