join the the Vicksburg Expedition" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 98; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
[Jan. 13, 1863]
MAJ. GEN. HALLECK WASHINGTON D. C.
The following dispatch is just received.
U. S. GRANT
Head Quarters, Army of the Mississippi,
Post of Arkansas January 11th, 1863,
MAJ. GENL. U. S. GRANT.
COMMD. G DEPARTMENT OF TENN.
I have the honor to report, that the forces under my command attacked the Post of Arkansas, today, at one o'clock P. M.; and at four and a half o'clock, having stormed the enemy's works, took a large number of prisoners, variously estimated at from 7,000 to 10,000, together with all his stores, animals, and munitions of war.
Rear Admiral David D. Porter, commd.g the Mississippi Squadron, efficiently and brilliantly co-operated in accomplishing this complete success.
JOHN A. MCCLERNAND
Maj. Genl. Comg.
ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. USG wrote his message above the letter received from Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand.