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Little did Gregg know at the time that behind the “small brigade” was an entire corp of 12,000 Union soldiers, far more than Gregg's 3000 Confederates. And soon from out of the forest, 22 Union cannons would emerge and begin shelling the rebel troops. The Union would prevail at the Battle of Raymond, but now Grant knew that Confederate forces from Vicksburg were on the march. So rather than head to Vicksburg immediately, he decided to veer in the opposite direction, toward Jackson, and dispose of Confederate forces there.

Little did Gregg know at the time that behind the “small brigade” was an entire corp of 12,000 Union soldiers, far more than Gregg's 3000 Confederates. And soon from out of the forest, 22 Union cannons would emerge and begin shelling the rebel troops. The Union would prevail at the Battle of Raymond, but now Grant knew that Confederate forces from Vicksburg were on the march. So rather than head to Vicksburg immediately, he decided to veer in the opposite direction, toward Jackson, and dispose of Confederate forces there.