Awaiting your further pleasure." Copy, ibid. On Jan. 24, USG wrote to Fisk.
"You will leave the steamer Ruth and call upon the Quartrmaster for transporta-
tion to your command for yourself The Ruth is a vessel of fine capacity, and the
Goverment is now pressed for transportation" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30;
DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
To Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch
Before Vicksburgh, Feby 2nd 1863
BRIG. GENL. J. C. VEATCH
COMD'G DIS'T OF MEMPHIS
Hereafter I will send all telegraphic dispatches and important
letters for Washington to your care.
I wish you to see that dispatches get off promptly from
Memphis if the lines are working, if not send them to Cairo to
be telegraphed from there
One of our Rams run the blockade this morning, and will
prove a great annoyance to the enemy
U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
See letter to Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter, Jan. 31, 1863.
To Col. George W. Deitzler
Before Vicksburgh, Feby 2nd 1863.
COL. GEO. W. DEITZLER.
COMD'G EXPEDITION TO LAKE PROVIDENCE.
Collect as many able bodied negro men as you can conveniently carry on your transports, and send them here to be employed on the canal.
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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: 278.
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