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(3-01) Enlarge Mt. Moriah. North view of Junction of Middle Road (wartime Telegraph Road) and Mt. Moriah Road (right)

(3-01) Enlarge Old Port Gibson Road crossing of Fourtenmile Creek (trees in background). View looking east. Sherman's two divisions left Old Auburn the morning of May 12. Approaching Fourteenmile Creek, Sherman's cavalry screen was fired upon by Confederate cavalry hid in the trees lining the creek. After the Federals advanced a battery, and formed a battle line, the Confederates  withdrew burning the bridge behind them

     
 

(3-01) Enlarge Dillon Plantation. View looking southeast from Old Port Gibson Road. After the skirmish at Fourteenmile Creek, Sherman's two divisions camped here at Dillon Plantation. Grant established his headquarters here the night of May 12 and learned of the battle earlier that day at Raymond

 

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