same day, Brayman telegraphed to Rawlins. "All possible vigilance will be used.
I have only 45 mounted men, not enough for pickets, and will rely on infantry.
Colonel Mizner, with the Third Michigan Cavalry, passed toward Jackson this
morning. Richardson's band of guerrillas is west of here, 300 strong. I want cavalry very much; our defenses are strong, and Bolivar is safe, but I wish to clear
the neighborhood." O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 521.
1. On Dec. 26, 1862, Col. William H. Morgan, 25th Ind., reported his
defense of Davis' Mill, Miss., on Dec. 21 against the cav. of C. S. A. Maj. Gen.
Earl Van Dorn, emphasizing the importance of a blockhouse he had constructed
of cotton bales and railroad ties. Ibid., I, xvii, part 1, 521-23. On Jan. 2, 1863,
Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton endorsed this report. "A copy of Colonel Mor-
gan's modest report having come into my possession it is respectfully forwarded
to the general commanding. I desire to call special attention to it as being an
affair of such gallantry as to deserve, in my opinion, special commendation." Ibid.,
p. 523. On Jan. 4, Col. Josiah W. Bissell, La Fayette, Tenn., telegraphed to USG.
"I have four Companies here & vicinity Shall I build block houses or send
them up to help above Jackson" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Tele-
grams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the
Tenn., Telegrams Received. On the same day, Rawlins telegraphed to Bissell.
"Send the four companies with you, with their tools &c to Jackson to repair roads
north of that place" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of
the Tenn., Letters Sent.
To Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan
Holly Springs Miss Jan 2 1863.
BRIG GENL J. C. SULLIVAN
You have done a fine job
1 Retrieved all lost at Trenton and
north of you I sent a fine regiment of Cavaly to you they left
here on the 31st.
2 Clear out west Tennassee of all roving Cavalry if it is necessary mount as much infantry as you think necessary. what do you estimate the loss on each side ? Dodge is now
out after Forestt band
U S GRANT Maj Genl.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle
Reports; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. O.R., I, xvii, part 1,
553. On Jan. 2, 1863, Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, Jackson, telegraphed to
USG three times, first at 3:00 P. M., last at 11:00 P. M. "Just arrived here from
Lexington. Left Col. Lawler with 3,000 men old troops and eight pieces of artil
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863.
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Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
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