proceed further reported to Gen Sullivan for duty & after the rebels fell back from Jackson I was directed to take Command of the forces ordered toward Columbus & reestablish Communications I am now trying to do so—Come here last night Will go to trenton tomorrow Rebels are on ahead so reported —When I shall go through I do not know I sent a courier to Gen Davies this morning requesting him to move down this way & check Forrest so that we can drive him off of R R or whip him I want to get home & before I get there my furlough will expire I would like to have it so changed so as allow me to have a leave that wont expire before it begins I am progressing well & will bend all energies to get road through to Columbus & send stores down—" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 393, Military Division of the Miss., Letters Received. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 467. On the same day, Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins telegraphed to Haynie. "Your leave for ten days will be given as soon as Gen'l. Sullivan can relieve you from the duty you are now on." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
Head Quarters, Dept of the Ten.
Holly Springs, Miss Dec. 23d. 1862
COL. J. V. DUBOIS
You will proceed by first train of Cars going North from this place to Benton Barracks, Mo., in charge of the prisoners paroled at this place on the 20th inst.
Cause complete rolls to be made of the Prisoners on the route there and furnish one copy to the Commanding Officer at Benton Barracks and send one roll to these Hd. Quarters.
Rations can be drawn at the different Posts on the route as required, taking enough from Columbus or Cairo to last through to Saint Louis
Having performed this duty report to the Gen. in chief of the Army, by letter for further instruction
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.