BY TELEGRAPH FROM Oxford [Dec. 19] 1862
TO GENL DODGE
BY COURIER FROM BOLIVAR
Jackson is now moving North with a cavalry force of about three thousand (3000) He will probably be near the Tallahatchie tonight I will have him followed with cavalry look out for him
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, Brayman Papers, ICHi; copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; Dodge Papers, IaHA. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 436.
On Dec. 19, 1862, USG sent telegrams, similar to that to Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, to the commanding officers, Holly Springs, Davis' Mill, Grand Junction, La Grange, and Bolivar. "Jacksons Cavalry Has gone North with the Intention probably of striking the Rail Road north of this place and cut off our communication Keep a sharpe lookout and defend the Road at all Hazard a heavy cavalry force will be in persuet of him from here" Telegram received,