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Attack on Grand Gulf-operations below Vicksburg On the 24th my headquarters were with the adva
of it. It is as defensible upon its front as Vicksburg and, at that time, would have been just as i
Sherman had not left his position above Vicksburg yet. On the morning of the 27th I ordered hi compel Pemberton to keep as much force about Vicksburg as I could, until I could secure a good foot wards learned, created great confusion about Vicksburg and doubts about our real design.
Sherman m d eight gunboats which Porter had left above Vicksburg.
He debarked his troops and apparently m ree of relief scarcely ever equalled since.
Vicksburg was not yet taken it is true, nor were its d try, with a vast river and the stronghold of Vicksburg between me and my base of supplies.
But I w housand men. Jackson is fifty miles east of Vicksburg and is connected with it by a railroad.
My s the starting point of roads to Grand Gulf, Vicksburg and Jackson.
McClernand's advance met th [1 more...]