Prelude to Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing. General Sherman
I THE ADVANCE OF THE EXPEDITION INTO MIS SISSIPPI. Trixu's Landing, 1 Tishomingo Co., Miss., March IS. The national amies have at last made a descent from the North to the Gulf States. I write from the northeast comer of the rebel President's own State and on the op posite shore is Lauderdale county, Alabama, SHERMAN'S DIVISION ON THE MOVE At noon yesterday. Gen. Sherman's division moved out from tbe Savannah landings and steamed up the river. nreeededbv one of the eaucy looting Cincinnati gun- beats the A- O. Tyler. On reaching Pittsburg, where the iranboat eneacement was rournt a lew days airo. tB fleet stopped, and after reconnoitering for a moment or tf o, the gunboat dropped in a shell en the bluff where tbe rebel battery bad been posted. The glasses showed nothing but utter desertion on the fhore. A lew awes up, anotner dangerous loosing man was reached, and another shell thrown witn tne Bame result Without further detention, the fleet moved on, and. a lit tle after dark, came In at the lacaing, e mile or two across the Mississippi line Orders were promptly issued to prepare for marching, and about three o'clock the uivison moved oui, uuaer nuoiuer pouring rcuu. PLAN FOR SHERMAN'S MOVEMENT. The nlan fee this movement like that for Gen. Wal i .',. wm to rend out the cavalry In advance to destroy a bridge on the Memphis and Charleston railroad, while the Infantry moved cp to support It, and save it from be- lnAflnVftdor cut off. The e&valrv started off at the proper rime, but about nine o'clock they returned, They had got within sjx miles of the place, won mey icuna a crees. to miuwa with the recent rains as to be impamble. Meantime the Infantry has only got out, wnn luumw irouoie, uiuw ,, r feiiT miles from the boat. The rain was drench tu4 iCn nnnr fellows had a hard time of it in their .6 . . . : l il,(.t.,in.t T".. ... ...... r.t nrs experience oi uuuuiuiti u ..... n. uui the Ohio regiments it was the first trial cf actual service. ti. c.r.ntv.Crt Ohio. CoL Rodney Mason, had the satisfaction of bringing out the fullest regiment intha.