Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 504.
Holly Springs Miss Dec 28 1862
COL. L B PARSONS A Q M
ST Louis Mo.
The six locomotives ordered sometime since I would like to have ready for shipment at the earliest possible moment but do not want them sent until advised from here where to send them
They may be required at Memphis Columbus or Vicksburg The particulars point not yet determined
One hundred more cars might also be ordered to the former order one half of them flat cars
U S GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30 ; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
On Dec. 14, 1862, USG had telegraphed to Col. Lewis B. Parsons. "Instead of the four Locomotives ordered by telegraph last night, purchase Six Locomotives and get them to Columbus at the earliest possible moment." Copies, ibid. ; DLC-USG, V, 91.