this side is all right" "I have learned since sending you last despatch that bridge a Moscow was standing last night" Telegrams received, ibid., Telegrams Received.
Holly Springs Miss Dec 27. 1862
COL J D WEBSTER
The majority of your locomotives and Cars had best be sent at once to Grand Junction. You will please transfer the other two Regiments. from Davis' Mills to Jackson. and such camp equipments as are needed, and furnish other necessary transportation on the Rail road as you deem best, but I want what other rolling stock you have not in use at Grand Junction—
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
On Dec. 27, 1862, USG again telegraphed to Col. Joseph D. Webster. "There is no restriction to travel Mr Keith can come to La Grange" Copies, ibid. On the same day, Webster had telegraphed to USG. "Mr Keith of Chicago a friend of mine & all right wishes permission to go to Lagrange" Telegram received (misdated Dec. 28), ibid., Telegrams Received. On the same day, Webster again telegraphed to USG. "Will send down two trains of 20 cars each tomorrow Morning if one can bring the troops from Davis Mills the other will be for service there who commands the pioneer Corps—Will it report to me—Engine No 15 had better come up & go into Shop for repair Can replace it easily now Shall require a construction train a wood train &an other of say fifteen cars and a spare engine or two Will send the rest to grand Junction No news from above" Telegram received, ibid.