||Chickasaw Bluffs, Walnut Hills
||Operations against Vicksburg (1862-1863)
||December 26-29, 1862
||Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman [US]; Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton [CS]
||Right Wing, XIII Army Corps [US]; Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana [CS]
||1,983 total (US 1,776; CS 207)
||On December 26, 1862, three Union divisions, under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, disembarked at
Johnson's Plantation on the Yazoo River to approach the Vicksburg defenses from the northeast while a fourth
landed farther upstream on the 27th. On the 27th, the Federals pushed their lines forward through the swamps
toward Walnut Hills, which were strongly defended. On the 28th, several futile attempts were made to get around
these defenses. On December 29, Sherman ordered a frontal assault which was repulsed with heavy casualties.
Sherman then withdrew. This Confederate victory frustrated Grant's attempts to take Vicksburg by direct approach.