sports up the Yazoo river, which empties into the Mississippi, about nine miles above the town.
He debarked his troops on the 27th, on the south side of the river, near the mouth of the Chickasaw bayou.
The map of operations in Yazoo pass and Steele's bayou and map of Campaign against Vicksburg illustrate the operations here described.
The long line of hills on which Vicksburg stands, turns off from the Mississippi, just above the town, and runs parallel to the Yazoo for several miles.
ther reenforcements for the present.
He suggested, however, that it would be well to have the men in readiness when they should be needed.
He also inquired if it would not be good policy to combine the four departments at the West —Rosecrans's, Steele's, Banks's, and his own—under one commander, and remarked: As I am the rank.
ing department commander in the West, I will state that I have no desire whatever for such combined command, but would prefer the command I now have, to any other that