Jany 14 1863
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
GENL IN CHIEF
I learn by special messenger sent to the fleet in Arkansas that it will be fifteen days before they can act ifficiently again I had hoped to get off early next week but will have to defer until all things are ready I will go down to the fleet in a day or two and by consultation with McClernand Sherman and Porter will have a better understanding of matters than I now have McClernand is now I believe moving on balls bluff. 1 orders have been sent him to assemble his forces on the mississippi convenient to cooperate with any force that may be coming up the river
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, 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, 88, 98. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 560; O. R. (Navy), I, xxiv, 165-66. The printed sources place the time of sending at 12:30 A. M. On Jan. 14, 1863, Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan telegraphed to Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins. "The line is not working to cairo today Expect to get working this afternoon the genls dispatch to Halleck has not gone" Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn.
Head Quarters, Dept. of the Ten
Memphis Jan. 14th 1863.
MAJ. GEN. MCCLERNAND
COMD. G MISS. EXPEDITION,
By directions from Head Quarters of the Army no more Com