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

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Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.

Later on Dec. 25, 1862, USG telegraphed to Col. C. Carroll Marsh. "Brig. Gen. Ross' Division has been ordered up to garrison the post around Grand Junction. On this arrival you will return and resume command of your old Brigade" Copies, ibid. On the same day, Marsh telegraphed to USG. "An escaped prisoner reports that Van Dorn encamped last night at Jonesburg, on Corinth road, heading toward Corinth." O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 484.

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Hickory Valley, Tenn., on the Tennessee and Ohio Railroad, about mid- way between Bolivar and Grand Junction.

To Col. Joseph D. Webster

Holly Springs, Miss., Dec. 25. 1862

COL. J. D. WEBSTER,
JACKSON, TENN.,

Do you know if the Rail-Road is in order between Jackson and Grand Junction ? If so, have a train of. box cars ready to come here on dispatch from here. How many Engines and cars have you at Jackson ?

U. S. GRANT,
Maj. Gen'l.

Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.

Later on Dec. 25, 1862, USG again telegraphed to Col. Joseph D. Webster. "How much is the Rail Road damaged between Jackson and Columbus, and how soon can it be repaired ? Answer in detail. Department papers all right" Copies, ibid. On the same day, Webster twice telegraphed to USG, the second time at 10:20 P. M. "The damage to the road is not known beyond the trestlework next north of trenton which will be passible tomorrow—We hear that the rebels were repulsed from attack on big Obion bridge so that we hope now that the damage is not so great as we feared yesterday a party is out today to ascertain particulars as far north as possible Have not heard from them yet we run trains now to trenton north & to corinth & bolivar South between Bolivar & Grand Junction there is some damage done but It is thought to be inconsiderable a few hours work will repair it The gun cars at Bolivar now we have forty 40 Cars here & forty at Humbolt Will have a train ready tomorrow morning with empty box cars which I think can go through will send guard with it—Major Tweedale of Engineer Regiment is pushing repairs north with despatch we hope to be through to Columbus in a few days how many cars shall I send you—" "Reports from

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