BY TELEGRAPH FROM Memphis [June] 30th 186
TO GENL. HALLECK
The beef drovers who were captured on their return from Lafayette 1 have got back—one of them has reported to me that they were carried about ten miles south of Holly Springs. The force at that point was Jackson's Cavalry & one Regt. besides: he heard determination expressed not [to] permit the cars to run or Supplies be carried over the Road. I have re-inforced Col. Fitch with 3 Infy. Regts. & sent one Regt. of Cavalry & five Cos. of Cav. to guard the Road an escort of 150 are now via Rolla 2 with beef Cattle for Sherman's command: my present effective force here is 5 Infy. Regts., about 190 Cavalry & four batteries. From this 2 Cos. of Infy. & one of Cav. are escorting a wagon train to Germantown—one Co. guarding a barge to the mouth of White River: the 150 guarding beef cattle.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Telegrams Received; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 55.