of Oxford, and that his sentinels and Out-posts must be on the alert to guard against surprise. I shall order Co'l Leggett's Brigade from Abbeville, to this side of the river, as soon as the cotton &c is removed I have given orders to have the rebel works on the South side of the river (Tallahatchie) levelled." Copies, ibid.
Holly Springs Miss., Dec. 25. 1862
BRIG. GEN'L. G. M. DODGE
Parole the prisoners you have and turn them loose. Send a complete roll of them to the Adjutant General of the Army, a retain a copy.
Van Dorn was at Salisbury last night Our cavalry close on him. He was repulsed at every place except here. It is possible that Van Dorn turned east of Salisbury.
Have you any news from Rosecrans or Bragg ?
U. S. GRANT.
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; Dodge Papers, IaHA. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 482. On Dec. 25, 1862, Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge had telegraphed to Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins. "Morgan has tried a raid in the rear of Rosecrans at same time it was tried on us do not know what success he had I heard from Braggs Army Scout seven days on the road Every thing was in same position as I left Reported except on brigade at Shelbyville has been mounted I expect more news tomorrow Rhoddy left Tuscumbia last Saturday with his whole command Camped monday night