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

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cars from the Confederacy—Sherman says he has force enough and feels no apprehension about the result

Finding Yazoo City was being fortified I sent Gen Herron there with his Division 1 He captured several Hundred prisoners one steamboat five pieces heavy Artillery and all the public stores fell into our hands The Enemy burned three steamboats on the approach of the Gunboats.

The DeKalb was blown up and sunk in fifteen feet of water by the explosion of a torpedo—Finding that the enemy was crossing cattle for the rebel Army at Natchez and were said to have several thousand there now, I had sent steamboats and troops to collect them and to destroy their boats and all means for making more

Genl Banks has made requisition on me for Steamboats, coal, and forage which I have sent

Shall I send the Ninth Army Corps back to Burnside so soon as Johnston is driven from Jackson?

U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl Comdg

Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 6, 8, 24, 94. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 512-13. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, July 18, 1863.

1.
See letter to Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter, July 11, 1863.

To Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron

Head Quarters, Dept. of the Ten.
Vicksburg Miss July 15th 1863.

MAJ. GEN. HERRON,
COMD. G YAZOO EXPEDITION,
GEN.

The enemy's Cavalry 4000 strong have crossed Pearl River fourteen miles above Jackson evidently with the intention of get

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