Genl Grant to assist you. I send to Germantown the R R Regt—Maj Main which with the 56 Ohio should be enough. I leave a Regiment & Section of Artillery here. I have no doubt of the gathering of a force at Holly Springs which must be attacked and driven off before we can attempt to use this Road. If we could effect the Junction of about 15000 men we should quickly do so and attack Holly Springs. I will at Moscow be at a good point for attack. I dont think they contemplate attacking Hurlbut, but they will fill the country with cavalry & endanger our trains" ALS, ibid. Beneath this letter, Pride wrote an undated endorsement. "I shall not attempt to start a Train to Memphis for some time; at least until we hear from you—" AES, ibid. See O. R., I, xvii, part 1, 10-12.
June 26th 1862
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
COMDG DEPT OF THE MISS
Newsreached me during the last night that Jackson's forces 1 come in on the Railroad near Germantown yesterday, and captured the train with all on board, and also the waggon train loaded with supplies for Genl Shermans Division, and cut the Road.
Day before yesterday I heard of Jackson being 20 miles south-east from here, intending to make a raid upon this wagon train with a view of destroying it at their camping place for last night. I immediately issued orders for the Cavalry here to accompany this train to their Camp Ground for last night, and if deemed advisable, accompany them this morning to beyond danger.