Holly Springs Miss
Jan 1 1863
BRIG GENL. J F QUIMBY
If Col Hawkins is at LaFayette he has instructions from me how to dispose of the rations if Hawkins is not there I want one train of cars loaded for the Post at Corinth and the rations for Logan and Lauman sent by rail to the Tallahatchie
I have sent a Cavalry escort to conduct the wagons back to their Divisions. Denvers rations can come in the wagons here. A Brigade of Cavalry has been sent to Hamilton with which he will be able to clear out the Guerillas, I also sent a Cavalry force to Memphis to day to scour the country there and back I have directed Hamilton to protect the road to Memphis until Hurlbuts receives his regiments, the the latter will hold it to Germantown
'U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. On Jan. 1, 1863, Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby telegraphed to USG three times: first from Colliersville, Tenn.; from La Fayette, Tenn., at 2:30 P. M.; then again from La Fayette. "The head of my column has just reached this place I shall move on to LaFayette today where I hope to meet cars I have three hundred wagons loaded with subsistences stores any instructions you may have will be waited for at LaFayette" "Shall the provisions brought here by the wagon train from Memphis be sent to the several commands by wagons or by R R The teams are not in a condition to go farther than this today Not knowing that troops had yet reached here I brought with me two Brigades leaving one Eckleys just west of collierville. After the trains are dispatched to their destination which will be this evening I will take the other two brigades to occupy the road from forest Hill to Memphis unless you otherwise order" "Col Hawkins is not here & in the absence of instructions from him to Capt Ferry I have directed Gen Denvers wagons to take out fifty thousand assorted rations in the morning & all other wagons loaded with commissary stores to be unloaded& sent under cavalry escort to their respective Divisions the teams are now unloading at the depot & will continue all night if necessary—I understand you that Denver is at Holly Springs." Telegrams received, ibid., Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). Earlier on Jan. 1, Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton had telegraphed to USG. "Gen Quinby is this side Collierville will
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863. Volume: 7. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1979. Page number: 157.
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