APRIL 1—JULY 6,1863
APRIL 1. After a reconnaissance on the Yazoo River with Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter and Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USG decided against an attack on Haynes' Bluff, thus eliminat- ing the last approach to Vicksburg from the north.
APRIL 3. Accompanied by his son, Frederick Dent Grant, USG went upriver to Milliken's Bend, La., to make arrangements to move his army to New Carthage, La., south of Vicksburg.
APRIL 7. U. S. naval forces unsuccessfully attacked Charleston, S. C.
APRIL 11. USG decided to attack Grand Gulf, Miss.
APRIL 16. USG and Julia Dent Grant watched seven gunboats, three steamboats, and some barges run the Vicksburg batteries. One steamboat was lost.
APRIL 17. USG at Richmond, La.
APRIL 17. Col. Benjamin H. Grierson began a cav. raid through Miss. which ended on May 2 when he arrived at Baton Rouge, La.
APRIL 18. USG at Smith's Plantation, La., and New Carthage.
APRIL 19. USG returned to Milliken's Bend.
APRIL 22. Six steamboats and twelve barges ran the Vicksburg bat- teries. One steamboat sank, one was totally disabled, one was badly damaged.
APRIL 24. USG reconnoitered Grand Gulf.
APRIL 27. USG's forty-first birthday.