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How Gen. Grant started on his present campaign.

--The Chicago Tribune learns from a gentleman who participated in the recent campaign of Gen Grant up to the time the enemy crossed the Big Black in the retreat towards Vicksburg, that in starting on the movement the General disencumbered himself of everything, setting an example to his officers and men. He took neither a horse nor a servant, overcoat nor blanket, nor tent, nor camp-sheet, not even a clean shirt. His only baggage was a tooth-brush. He shared all the hardships of the private soldier, sleeping in the front and in the open air, and eating hard tack and salt pork. He wore no sword, had on a low crowned citizen's hat, and the only thing about him to mark him as a military man was his two stars on his undress military coat. On the battle field he was omnipresent riding everywhere, generally alone, into the thickest of the fight, inspiring the troops by his imperturbable coolness and bravery.

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