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t, Sherman was informed of the reasons which led to the decision, and manifested a complete appreciation of Grant's motives. During the tedious and often discouraging campaign that ensued, he never failed to display a zeal and loyalty towards his commander equal to that commander's anxiety to support and bring forward his subordinate, even at the risk of his own chances for fame. On the 17th, Grant paid his first visit to the transport fleet, then lying off Napoleon, at the mouth of the Arkansas, with all the troops on board; from there, he wrote to Halleck, what the experience of many months eventually confirmed: Our troops must get below the city to be used effectually. On the 18th, he wrote: Should Banks pass Port Hudson, this force will be ready to cooperate on Vicksburg, at any time. On the 20th, he returned to Memphis, and sent word to one of his subordinates: The Mississippi river enterprise must take precedence of all others, and any side move must simply be to protect o
easury Agent, August 13, 1863. On the 18th of July, Grant announced to Halleck the fall of Jackson and the completion of the Vicksburg campaign. In the same dispatch, he said: It seems to me, now, that Mobile should be captured, the expedition starting from Lake Ponchartrain. But Halleck had other plans, and, on the 22d, he replied: efore attempting Mobile, I think it will be best to clean up a little. Johnston should be disposed of, also Price and Marmaduke, so as to hold line of Arkansas river. This will enable us to withdraw troops from Missouri. Vicksburg and Port Hudson should be repaired, so as to be tenable by small garrisons; also, assist Banks in clearing out western Louisiana. When these things are accomplished, there will be a large available force to operate either on Mobile or Texas. Navy is not ready for cooperation; should Sumter fall, then iron-clads can be sent to assist at Mobile. This strategy was in accordance with Halleck's habit of scattering his for
ed to furnish complete copies of all the dispatches that passed between General Grant and General Halleck, or any member of the Government, during the entire Vicksburg campaign, from the day that Grant first visited the fleet at the mouth of the Arkansas, to the date of the second capture of Jackson. The only omitted portions of this correspondence are the dispatches referring to mere routine business, and a few extracts having no reference whatever to military operations. Whenever a dispatch o not yet know, but since the late rains I think our troops must get below the city, to be used effectively. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) Memphis, January 20, 1863. I found the Mississippi expedition at mouth of Arkansas river, and started them immediately to Young's point. A canal will be at once surveyed and cut. The weather is highly unfavorable for operations. Streams are all very high, and it is still raining. The work of reducing Vicksburg will take time a