boats at Memphis, one of which is ready to convoy the troops down here, when you are ready to send them." ALS, ibid. O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 561-62.
3.30 P M Jan 11 1863.
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK.
GEN IN CHF
Genl. McClernand has fallen back to White river and gone on a wild goose chase to the ___ part of Arkansas. 1
I am ready to re-inforce, but must await further information before knowing what to do.
U. S. GRANT.
Maj Gen. Comd'g.
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copies, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 24,