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

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To Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson

Holly Springs Miss Dec 27. 1862

MAJ GENL J B MCPHERSON
ABBEVILLE MISS

So soon as the Cavalry returns 1 I want two Companies, the freshest that can be got, to send through to Memphis From what I understand that road can be put in order in a few days I want in that case to order Quinby to return by the state line road guarding the road from Germantown until he meets the Cars, with his Division, and send his supplies through by [r]ail 2

U S GRANT
Maj Genl

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 499. On Dec. 27, 1862, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, Abbeville, telegraphed to USG. "Will send Two companies of Cavalry to Report to you as soon as some come in have not heard a word from Col Hatch since he left Oxford in [the] direction of Rocky Ford & t[aking] all the Cavalry I had in cam[p] [—] the escort companies were [—] out early this morng to the [—] under Comd of Col Stevenson who has gone out with 3 Regts of Infy & one hundred & fifty (150) wagons on a grand foraging expedition" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received. On Dec. 29, McPherson telegraphed to USG. "Colonel Hatch returned with his cavalry last evening without having met the enemy. He went within 10 miles of Pontotoc, to Rocky Ford, and New Albany." O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 505.

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On Dec. 26, Col. John K. Mizner, "19 miles south of Ripley," wrote to USG. "Van Dorn is making his way back to Pemberton as fast as he can go. I have followed him as closely as possible. I am 19 miles from Pontotoc, but may go there. Unless I can learn that a force of ours is south of Van Dorn, further pursuit will be useless to-morrow I shall turn back towards Oxford—If I can make him fight I will do so. I have taken many prisoners." ALS, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 493. On Dec. 27, 4:00 P. M., Mizner, "Pott's Farm 15 miles S. W. from Holly Springs," wrote to USG. "Col Hatch with his Command arrived at New Albany four hours after I had passed. I continued the pursuit nine miles south of that place, when being convinced that farther pursuit would be fruitless and, having gone to a point further south than our lines extended, I turned west and camped at King's Bridge 7 miles west of New Albany last night. Col Hatch reported to me by letter at 6 P. M. he was at New Albany. I directed him to proceed by the most prac- ticable route to our advance post. He will go via Water ford to Abbeyville. My Command is exhausted from fatigue & were drenched by the rain last night, I

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