The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863 - Vol. 7

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To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton

Head Quarters, Dept. of the Ten.
Oxford Miss. Dec. 20th 1862

BRIG. GEN. HAMILTON
COMD. G LEFT WING
ARMY IN THE FIELD.
GEN.

Direct Quinby to fall back to Oxford to-morrow. I shall be compelled in order to keep up supplies as well as it being otherwise a matter of policy, to fall back to North side of the Tallahatchie. I want all mills within reach of our retreat destroyed and all meal and meat taken for the use of the Army. Bridges should also be destroyed as we are done using them.

Quinby's Div. may remain at Oxford for several days possibly.

Respectfully &c.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com

ALS, Ritzman Collection, Aurora College, Aurora, Ill.


To Col. C. Carroll Marsh

Oxford, Dec 20th 1862

COL. C. C. MARSH.
WATERFORD, MISS.

Two regiments will be at Abberville in one hour on the Cars. If you require them telegraph to them and they will go up at daylight. Mizner will join you to-night with 2000. Cavalry. 1 I want those fellows caught if possible and any support you can give towards it with your Infy and Artillery, I want you to do it.

U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl.

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