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

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Fort Henry sent out an expedition to Waverly which captured one Major two Captains one Quarter Master, one Lt, one Sergeant and seven privates belonging to different Regts of the Confederate army, together with horses arms etc." Telegram received, ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Remount Station; copy, ibid., Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, Hd. Qrs. District of Columbus, Letters Sent. Misdated Jan. 18 in O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 573-74. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Jan. 4, 1863, note 1.

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On Jan. 2, USG telegraphed to Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton. "Let Lee collect Horses mules saddles and bridles and mount as many infantry as possible to clear out the Guerillas between the Hatchie and Tallahatchie" Copies, DLC- USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. O.R., I, xxiv, part 3, 141. On Jan. 3, USG telegraphed to Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby, "in charge of commanding officer Lafayette to be forwarded to him at once." "Give notice to the citizens on the road to Memphis that if necessary to secure the Rail Road every family and every vestage of property except land itself between the Hatchie and the Cold Water will be removed out of these limits or confiscated—arrest and parole all citizens between eighteen (18) and fifty (50) years of age Collect forage as far as practicable from south side of the road." Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, 17th Army Corps; copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 18, 30. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 524.

To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Holly Springs, Miss,
Jan 4, 1863, 1 P M

MAJ GEN HALLECK
GEN IN CHF U S A.

Dispatches from Sherman & Naval commander were rec'd at Helena on 31st. Gunboats were engaging the Enemy's batteries. Sherman was inland 3 miles from Vicksburg, hotly engaged. From rebel sources I learn that Grenada Appeal of 31st says the Yankees have got possession of Vicksburg. If this statement is confirmed I will fall back to line of Memphis & Corinth. Since the late raids this Dept except troops on the river have subsisted on the country.

There will be but little in North Mississippi to support guerrillas in a few weeks more

U S GRANT
M G Comdg

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