command before Vicksburg up to and including the 3rd inst. with the following enclosures.
1st Copies of orders General and Special relating to operations before Vicksburg.
2nd: Report of Brig Genl. G. W. Morgan.
3rd " " " " Fred Steele.
4th " " " Col. David Stuart.
5th " " " Genl. A. J. Smith.
6th Abstract list of casualties and missing.
7th Letter from Major Gen Sherman of date the 4th inst.
8th Major Genl. John A. McClernand's order assuming command of the expedition against Vicksburg.
9th. Gen. McClernand's letter of date Jany 8th 1863.
10th. Copy of my letter in answer to Gen. McClernand's of the 8th inst.
I am, Col. Very Respectfully,
Your Ob't. Servant.
U. S. GRANT
LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. The report of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and the first seven enclosures are in O.R., I, xvii, part 1, 601-53. For the eighth, see ibid., I, xvii, part 2, 534-35. For the last two, see preceding letter.
Memphis, Jany 12. 1863.
MAJ GENL. MCPHERSON
Jackson with a large force of Cavalry say 6000, 1 is moving to attack the Rail Road at some point between here and Lagrange. Be prepared for him and hold the Cavalry ready to follow a repulse.
U. S. GRANT