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.
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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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: 170.
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