In five days we moved the accumulations of six months, taking with us all our commissary and quartermaster's stores—an amount sufficient to supply my whole command for eight months—all our powder and other ammunition and ordnance stores, excepting a few shot, and gun carriages, and every heavy gun in the fort, except two thirty-two pounders and three carronades in a remote outwork, which had been rendered useless.
The movement of the enemy up the Tennessee River commenced on March 10th. General C. F. Smith led the advance, with a new division under General Sherman.
On the 13th Smith assembled four divisions at Savannah, on the west bank of the Tennessee, at the Great Bend.
The ultimate design was to mass the forces of Grant and Buell against our army at Corinth.
Buell was still in the occupation of Nashville.
On the 16th Sherman disembarked at Pittsburg Landing, and made a reconnaissance to Monterey, nearly half-way to Corinth.
On the next day General Grant took com