destroyed some cars, captured about one hundred and twenty
(120) prisoners some teams and Camp and Garrison equipage.
I am, Col. Very respectfully
Your obt. Servt.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 24, 88; DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union
Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O.R., I, xvii, part 1, 478-79.
See telegram to Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, Dec. 11, 1862. On
Dec. 26, 1862, Dodge wrote to Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins reporting the expedi-
tion, enclosing the report of Col. August Mersy, 9th Ill., Dec. 17. LS, DNA,
RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. O.R., I, xvii, part 1, 544-46.
Mersy, who had commanded a div. of the Baden revolutionary army in 1848 and
later settled in Belleville, Ill., was appointed 1t. col., 9th Ill., on July 26, 1861,
and promoted to col. as of Sept. 3.
On Dec. 20, 1862, Col. T. Lyle Dickey wrote to Rawlins reporting the
expedition. LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. O. R.,
I, xvii, part 1, 496-99.
To Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson
Holly Springs Jan 2nd 1863
MAJ GENL. J B. MCPHERSON,
A citizen says the Grenand Appeal of 31st gives vicksburg to
Sherman Dispatches reached Helena on the 31st and one just
now from Sherman and Naval commander direct Sherman was
then hotly engaged inland three miles from Vicksburg and the
Gunboats engaged the Batteries. Vicksburg is ours or Sherman
is whipped before this Gwin is reported mortaly wounded.
Forestt reports his loss 1500 Hurlbut reports Rebel Cavalry
working north by way of Panola
U. S. GRANT.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1979.
Page number: 163.
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