Letter: Head of Millikins Bend, La., to J[ohn] A. McClernand, 1863 March 18.


Letter: Head of Millikins Bend, La., to J[ohn] A. McClernand, 1863 March 18.

Plans to send aid to Leonard F. Ross on the Yazoo River; has countermanded order for James B. McPherson to go through the Yazoo Pass because of difficulty in procuring the right transportation; divisions of John E. Smith and Isaac F. Quinby are taking the route.

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