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eight pieces of artillery.
They left Vicksburg on the morning of the fourth of May, and took up the line of march for Yazoo City, distant by the land route about seventy-five miles. The men were in excellent spirits and only too glad to exchange the had designated, about twenty-two miles from Benton.
General McArthur had taken the very wise precaution to send into Yazoo City — which the marine portion of the expedition were now occupying — a portion of his train, so as not to be encumbered thas kept up all the way to Vaughan.
Vaughan is a station on the Mississippi Central Railroad, distant thirty miles from Yazoo City.
The railroad crosses the Big Black at a point four miles from Vaughan.
That night the troops were camped at the statd a portion of the track and most of the tressel work at the crossing.
Brigadier-General Ellet had meantime arrived at Yazoo City with some more troops, and assumed direction of affairs there.
Skirmishing was frequent, even near the city, and a det