Says he heard Morgans Raid was a failure There evidently is no force of any amount this side of Bragg but they areskinning the country of produce Leather stock & conscripts all of which goes to huntsville Chattanooga &c Everything tends that way & says all talk as though Bragg would fall back after he has got all he can out of the state though they protest that they will tennessee —Everything in alabama is tending towards montgomery the evidence is so strong & from so many sources that there can be no mistake about the direction of all these stores" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received.
Holly Springs Miss Dec 27. 1862
COL C C MARSH
The Rail Road from Junction west will be opened Let the Regiment understand that the bridge to be guarded is the Railroad Bridge Engineer men will go on tomorrow by train Camp equippage of Regiment that goes tonight, can go by train tomorrow, but the Regiment to guard must reach there tonight
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
On Dec. 27, 1862, USG sent three additional telegrams to Col. C. Carroll Marsh. "Notify Genl Smith to send one Rg't any one that can be best spared to occupy the road between LaGrange and Moscow" "The Bridge at Moscow is not destroyed, send a Regiment there tonight if possible. Answer when it will start" "Instruct Reg't going to Moscow that the bridge is one half mile beyond Moscow, and must be protected at all hazards tonight" Copies, ibid. On the same day, Marsh telegraphed to USG. "Regt will go through to Bridge tonightinstructions to Comdr as directed" Telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Received.
Also on Dec. 27, USG telegraphed to Col. Jonathan Richmond, La Grange, Tenn. "Is the Bridge at Moscow burned or destroyed ? If you do not know positively in regard to it send out immediately and ascertain" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. On the same day, Richmond twice telegraphed to USG. "The RR bridge the other side of Moscow across the Wolf is just as our troops left it nearly completed—the wagon bridge