same day, Smith telegraphed to USG. "If I send four Regts to Sullivan cant send back for ammunition & camp equipage left at Coldwater as I have but one Reg left to take charge of four batteries" Telegram received, ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn.
Holly Springs Mis Dec 26 1862
BRIG GENL J E SMITH
Send one Brigade of your command to Moscow leaving one Regiment between LaGrange and Moscow. Instructions will be sent for the repairs to the road. They should start the Mill at Moscow and gather all the forage and supplies possible. Send with this Brigade such portions of the Pioneer Corps 1 formed by Gen Ross as you have with you
U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 492. On Dec. 26, 1862, USG telegraphed to Brig. Gen. John E. Smith. "By Courier from La Grange orders to move Brigade to Moscow Countermanded" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.