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

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should be withheld so that all may be sent and published at once." LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; ADfS, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Feb. 10, USG wrote to Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas. "Please find here- with report of Maj. Gen. J. A. McClernand report of operations against the Post of Arkansas, also sub-reports with the exception of some from the 13th Army Corps not yet handed in but which will be forwarded as soon as received." ALS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. On Feb. 13, Lt. Col. Walter B. Scates, adjt. for McClernand, sent to USG's hd. qrs. another report of casualties, which USG forwarded to Washington the same day. DLC-USG, V, 21; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Register of Letters Received; ibid., RG 94, Register of Letters Received.
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ALS, ibid., War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. O. R., I, xvii, part 1, 763.

To Commanding Officer

Before Vicksburg Feby 7. 1863

COMMANDING OFFICER
YAZOO EXPEDITION

You will proceed without delay to Helena Ark and there take in tow a Barge of Coal, applying to Genl Gorman for the same and return to Delta Miss with it

At Delta you will remain until the arrival of four Gun Boats that have been designated by the Admiral when you will divide your force, and send them aboard the Gun Boats, the number on each to be determined by the Navy department.

As soon as the expedition proceeds you will discharge the Transport on which you ascended the river and direct her to return the empty Coal barge to Helena, and then return to this fleet herself.

Full directions have been given the Navy Department for their guidance on this Expedition

The Infantry go to act as Marines for the occasion The troops will be under the immediate command of their own Officers, but in no instance are they to exercise control over the vessels or dictate when they are to go or what do.

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