be at Lafayette at four P M today his instructions have been sent it is desirable that his camp equipage now at Holly Springs shall be sent him by train as quickly as possible Will you please give the necessary orders" Telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received. Also on Jan. 1, George G. Pride, Moscow, Tenn., telegraphed to USG. "Shall load 2 & probably 3 trains Comsy stores at Lafayette tomorrow for such points as Col Hawkins directs who is with me" Telegram received, ibid.
On Jan. 2, USG telegraphed to Quinby. "If arrangements are not yet made for getting your Camp and Garrison equippage and Artillery to you Select an Officer to attend to shipping it, and call on Col Pride to give order for cars to report to him for transporting it." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 30; (misdated Dec. 2, 1862) ibid., V, 18; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. On Jan. 2, Pride twice telegraphed to USG. "Gen Quinby left here this morning to place his troops on the railway told me he would have it done tomorrow hope to workto Memphis tomorrow night if you have any dispatches for Memphis I will get them through trains with rations left for Corinth & Holly" "I have instructed Condrs to charge for passengers to & from Memphis tenn 10 cents a mile it is easier calculated than 6 cents am I right" Telegrams received, ibid., Telegrams Received; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On the same day, USG telegraphed to Pride. "Your are right" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
On Jan. 3, USG telegraphed to Hamilton. "Quimby has sent down here all the wagons belonging to the Cavaly Division Lee's and all You will have give directions for their return, and send the escort to send them back It seems the Cavalry might have looked a little better after their wagons and saved there coming down here empty, to go immediately back" Copies, ibid. On the same day, Hamilton telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch Recd & will be carried out forthwith" Telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Received.
Holly Springs Miss
Jany 2nd 8. a m 1863
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
Sherman had not succeeded in landing at Vicksburg on Tuesday. 1 Kirby Smith has gone there with thirty thousand reinforcements. There is but about Eight thousand Infantry and Artillery at Grenada. I will make a dash at Enemy's Lines of communication that if successful will leave West Tennessee easily held so