Fort Henry sent out an expedition to Waverly which captured one Major two Captains one Quarter Master, one Lt, one Sergeant and seven privates belonging to different Regts of the Confederate army, together with horses arms etc." Telegram received, ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Remount Station; copy, ibid., Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, Hd. Qrs. District of Columbus, Letters Sent. Misdated Jan. 18 in O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 573-74. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Jan. 4, 1863, note 1.
Holly Springs, Miss,
Jan 4, 1863, 1 P M
MAJ GEN HALLECK
GEN IN CHF U S A.
Dispatches from Sherman & Naval commander were rec'd at Helena on 31st. Gunboats were engaging the Enemy's batteries. Sherman was inland 3 miles from Vicksburg, hotly engaged. From rebel sources I learn that Grenada Appeal of 31st says the Yankees have got possession of Vicksburg. If this statement is confirmed I will fall back to line of Memphis & Corinth. Since the late raids this Dept except troops on the river have subsisted on the country.
There will be but little in North Mississippi to support guerrillas in a few weeks more
U S GRANT
M G Comdg