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

Table of contents

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant *
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association *
  • Contents *
  • Maps and Illustrations xii
  • Introduction xiii
  • Editorial Procedure xvi
  • Chronology - December 9, 1862-March 31, 1863 xxi
  • Proclamation 3
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 6
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 7
  • To Col. John V. D. Du Bois 8
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 9
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 11
  • To Col. T. Lyle Dickey 12
  • To Col. James B. Fry 14
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 14
  • To Col. T. Lyle Dickey 17
  • Special Field Orders No. 21 18
  • To Abraham Lincoln 19
  • To Col. T. Lyle Dickey 20
  • To Col. John V. D. Du Bois 22
  • To Julia Dent Grant 23
  • To Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton 24
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 26
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 28
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 33
  • To Col. Addison S. Norton 36
  • To Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton 39
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 41
  • To Col. Jesse Hildebrand 42
  • To Mary Grant 43
  • To Richardson, Spence and Thompson 45
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 46
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 47
  • General Orders No. 11 50
  • To Christopher P. Wolcott 56
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 57
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 58
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 59
  • To Elihu B. Washburne 59
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 60
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 61
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 63
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 64
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 66
  • To Col. William W. Lowe 68
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 68
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 71
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 72
  • To Col. John K. Mizner 73
  • To Col. John K. Mizner 74
  • To Col. Robert C. Murphy 76
  • To George G. Pride 78
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 79
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 81
  • To Col. C. Carroll Marsh 81
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 83
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 84
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 85
  • To Col. C. Carroll Marsh 86
  • To Col. John K. Mizner 88
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 89
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 91
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 92
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 94
  • To Col. John V. D. Du Bois 95
  • To Col. Benjamin H. Grierson 96
  • To Lt. Col. John Mcdermott 97
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 99
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 101
  • To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby 102
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 103
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 107
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 108
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 109
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 111
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 112
  • To Col. George P. Ihrie 113
  • To Col. C. Carroll Marsh 115
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 116
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 117
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 119
  • To Brig. Gen. John E. Smith 120
  • To Brig. Gen. John E. Smith 121
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 122
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 125
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 127
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 128
  • To Col. C. Carroll Marsh 130
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 131
  • To Abraham Lincoln 132
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 133
  • To Commanding Officer, Friar's Point, Miss 134
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 135
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 137
  • To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby 138
  • To Col. Lewis B. Parsons 139
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 140
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 141
  • To Commanding Officer, Jackson 142
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 143
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 145
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 146
  • To Commanding Officer, Grenada, Miss 147
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 148
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 150
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 151
  • To Maj. John J. Mudd 152
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 154
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 155
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 156
  • To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby 157
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 158
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 161
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 162
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 163
  • To Brig. Gen. Mason Brayman 164
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 165
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 167
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 170
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 171
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 173
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 174
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 175
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 176
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 177
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 179
  • To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 179
  • To Col. William S. Hillyer 180
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 181
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 181
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 183
  • To S. W. Wilson 184
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 186
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 187
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 188
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 189
  • To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby 191
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 192
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 194
  • To Elihu B. Washburne 196
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 197
  • To Brig. Gen. George W. Cullum 199
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 200
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 202
  • To William G. Fuller 203
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 204
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 206
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 207
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 209
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 210
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 212
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 213
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 216
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 217
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 218
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 220
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 223
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 223
  • To Silas Hudson 224
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 226
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 226
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 227
  • To Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis 228
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 230
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 231
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 231
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 233
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 236
  • To Lt. Col. Charles A. Reynolds 238
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 239
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 242
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 244
  • To Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch 245
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 246
  • To Col. Joseph D. Webster 247
  • To Surgeon John G. F. Holston 248
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 249
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 250
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 251
  • To Commanding Officers 251
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 252
  • To Julia Dent Grant 253
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 253
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 254
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 256
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 257
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 257
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 259
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 260
  • To Col. Jesse Hildebrand 261
  • To Col. Lewis B. Parsons 261
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 263
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 264
  • To Capt. John W. Cornyn 268
  • To Julia Dent Grant 270
  • General Orders No. 12 270
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 274
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 276
  • To Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch 278
  • To Col. George W. Deitzler 278
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 280
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 281
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 284
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 286
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 288
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 289
  • To Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman 290
  • To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton 291
  • To Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch 293
  • To Col. John C. Kelton 294
  • To Commanding Officer 296
  • To Abraham Lincoln 297
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 299
  • To Abraham Lincoln 301
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 306
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 306
  • To Julia Dent Grant 308
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 309
  • To Julia Dent Grant 311
  • To Maj. Thomas P. Robb 312
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 312
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 314
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 316
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 319
  • To Julia Dent Grant 321
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 322
  • To Julia Dent Grant 324
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 325
  • To Brig. Gen. John Mcarthur 327
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 329
  • To Julia Dent Grant 330
  • To Elihu B. Washburne 332
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 333
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 336
  • To Lt. Col. Charles A. Reynolds 337
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 338
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 340
  • To Abraham Lincoln 342
  • To Paymaster Edwin D. Judd 343
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 345
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 347
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 348
  • To Maj. Isaac S. Stewart 351
  • To Salmon P. Chase 352
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 354
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 356
  • To Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge 357
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 358
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 359
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 360
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 361
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 364
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 366
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 367
  • To Col. William S. Hillyer 367
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 369
  • To Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton 370
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 372
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 373
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 374
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 377
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 378
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 381
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 382
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 383
  • To Col. Lewis B. Parsons 384
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 388
  • To Col. Robert C. Wood 391
  • To Julia Dent Grant 396
  • To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas 398
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 399
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 402
  • To Lt. Col. George T. Allen 403
  • To Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 404
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 406
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 406
  • To Elihu B. Washburne 409
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 411
  • To Brig. Gen. William A. Hammond 413
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 414
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 415
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 418
  • To Capt. Asher R. Eddy 419
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 419
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 421
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 422
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 423
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 424
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 426
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 429
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 440
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 442
  • To Rear Admiral David G. Farragut 443
  • To Rear Admiral David G. Farragut 444
  • To Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks 445
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Mcclernand 452
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 453
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 454
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 455
  • To Rear Admiral David G. Farragut 456
  • To Rear Admiral David G. Farragut 458
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 459
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 461
  • To Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele 462
  • To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby 462
  • To Col. William S. Hillyer 465
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 467
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 467
  • To Brig. Gen. Alfred W. Ellet 469
  • To Lt. Col. Charles A. Reynolds 471
  • To Rear Admiral David G. Farragut 472
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 475
  • To Col. Robert Allen 476
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 477
  • To Julia Dent Grant 479
  • To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas 480
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss 482
  • To H. J. Loring & Co 483
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 484
  • To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter 486
  • To Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut 487
  • To Maj. Gen. James B. Mcpherson 489
  • To Julia Dent Grant 490
  • To Col. Robert Allen 492
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