destroyed some cars, captured about one hundred and twenty (120) prisoners some teams and Camp and Garrison equipage.
I am, Col. Very respectfully
Your obt. Servt.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 24, 88; DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O.R., I, xvii, part 1, 478-79.
Holly Springs Jan 2nd 1863
MAJ GENL. J B. MCPHERSON,
A citizen says the Grenand Appeal of 31st gives vicksburg to Sherman Dispatches reached Helena on the 31st and one just now from Sherman and Naval commander direct Sherman was then hotly engaged inland three miles from Vicksburg and the Gunboats engaged the Batteries. Vicksburg is ours or Sherman is whipped before this Gwin is reported mortaly wounded. 1 Forestt reports his loss 1500 Hurlbut reports Rebel Cavalry working north by way of Panola
U. S. GRANT.