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fore; but there seemed no other way out of the difficulty, for he was junior to McClernand.
Sherman's failure needs no apology.
On the 20th I ordered General McClernand with the entire command, to Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, while I returned to Memphis to make all the necessary preparation for leaving the territory behind me secure.
General Hurlbut with the 16th corps was left in command.
The Memphis and Charleston railroad was held, while the Mississippi Central was given up. Columbus was the only point between Cairo and Memphis, on the river, left with a garrison.
All the troops and guns from the posts on the abandoned railroad and river were sent to the front.
On the 29th of January I arrived at Young's Point and assumed command the following day. General McClernand took exception in a most characteristic way — for him. His correspondence with me on the subject was more in the nature of a reprimand than a protest.
It was highly insubordinate, but I overlooked it,