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Doc. 140.-Steele's Bayou expedition. Chicago Tribune account. United States transport Silver Wave, Black Bayou, M
bove Haines's Bluff. Seven miles from the Mississippi, Steele's Bayou empties into the Yazoo.
Entering this bayou in light- but small steamers, of which we had but five, through Steele's Bayou, the infantry was ordered to cross by this route to th on as it was completed, the division marched across to Steele's Bayou. Gen. Stuart at once embarked so much of the First bri ty miles, is traversed by three considerable streams — Steele's Bayou, Deer Creek, and the Sunflower, all of which are fed b la.
Going up the Yazoo River seven miles, thence up Steele's Bayou twelve miles, the fleet came to Muddy Bayou, which run the fact that gunboats could pass from the Yazoo into Steele's Bayou. Admiral Porter immediately started with his gunboats e forenoon of the nineteenth.
The division marched to Steele's Bayou at once.
Arriving there we found only one transport,
Doc. 140.-Steele's Bayou expedition. Chicago Tribune account. United States transport Silver Wave, Black Bayou, Miss., March 21. on the sixteenth instant, late in the afternoon, Gen. Grant ordered Gen. Stuart to prepare the infantry of his division to move at daylight next morning. Leaving transportation, horses, tents, and every thing except ammunition, arms, and rations, the division having been relieved by that of Gen. Steele, at an early hour we embarked and proceeded up the Mississippi to Eagle Bend. That the purpose of the movement may be understood, let me recapitulate prior events. A few days before our embarkation, Admiral Porter and Gen. Grant had made a personal reconnoissance of a proposed route to the Yazoo above Haines's Bluff. Seven miles from the Mississippi, Steele's Bayou empties into the Yazoo. Entering this bayou in light-draught gunboats and tugs, they explored it up to Black Bayou, about fifty miles, and some distance up the latter. Being satis