IN the latter part of April, 1864, Gen. Legget, our division commander, had his headquarters at Cairo and went with his division to Clifton. Here also the division of Gen. Crocker was brought. The headquarters of the army of the Tennessee was then at Huntsville. As we have already hinted the beginning of the spring campaigning had been timed for May 1st.
In brief, the leading features were that Gen. Grant himself should cross the Rapidan and assail Lee in the Wilderness with his army of the Potomac. Gen. Butler with the army of the James to operate against Richmond from the south side of the James River. Gen. Sherman with the armies of the Cumberland, Tennessee and Ohio to move against Joseph E. Johnston, then strongly entrenched at Dalton, and follow him whithersoever he might go, till his army was dispersed or destroyed. Gen. Canby, with all the troops that could be spared from the trans-Mississippi department, was to take Mobile. All other military operations were merely