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

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river. Colonel Fuller's brigade is ordered to report to Corinth. Three regiments will be at Trenton to-day that will also be forwarded to Corinth. My line of road has been guarded all the time, but when I send the regiments belonging to Ross' division away I will be very short. There are plenty of men at Columbus that can be ordered here. The six regiments mentioned above have been ordered to Bethel; from there to Corinth." O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 538.


To S. W. Wilson

Holly Springs, Miss: Jan: 5th 1863.

S. W. WILSON
GRAND JUNCTION, TENN :

Dont

any cars that are intended for Jackson and Corinth, supplies must be sent there as fast as possible. Let one train run between Grand Junction and here. As trains going from Corinth and Jackson to Memphis pass, they can drop empty cars and hitch on to the loaded ones from here. All the sick and freight must be moved from this place.

U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl'.

Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.

On Jan. 4, 1863, railroad superintendent S. W. Wilson, Grand Junction, telegraphed to USG. "From what point is the transportation required" Telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Received. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Wilson. "From Holly Springs to Tallahatchie, I want cars to move cotton and stores, from this place north." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. Also on Jan. 4, Wilson telegraphed to USG. "The road is badly washed near waterford will you order a detail with shovels picks & bars to accompany the train from Holly Springs South to repair—My men are all at work on a break north of Holly Have the detail report to Mr Cain at the depot please answer" Telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Received. On the same day, Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins telegraphed to Wilson. "Instruct the train master to put negroes aboard with the tools, or call on the Commanding Officer at Waterford for men." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.

On Jan. 5, Wilson twice telegraphed to USG. "One train has arrived from Memphis & gone to Corinth" "I will send every thing I have to Holly Springs today all our cars & Engines are now at Memphis loading with stores Shall I unload the cars designed to go north at this point & send them to Holly will order every thing from Jackson down at once" Telegram received, ibid., Tele

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