ALS, MoSHi. On March 2, 1863, Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter wrote to USG. "On consideration I thought it best to write the enclosed letter (a copy of which I send you) in answer to General Pemberton. I don't think he will gain any great consolation from it, and it may enlighten him on the subject of Civilized warfare." LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. O. R., II, v, 309. Porter enclosed a copy of his lengthy letter of March 2 to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson justifying harsh treatment for those who fired on unarmed vessels. LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 77-78; ibid., II, v, 309-10; O. R. (Navy), I, xxiv, 365-67.
Head Quarters, Dept. of the Ten.
Before Vicksburg, March 2d 1863.
MAJ. GEN. S. A. HURLBUT
COMD. G 16TH ARMY CORPS,
I am now sending transports to bring down the Division of troops which you received notice some days ago to hold in readiness. 1 I hope Gen. you will push them forward with all possible dispatch.
These troops should bring with them two hundred rounds of ammunition, ten days rations, all their camp & Garrison equipage and four teams and two ambulances per regiment. Any poor mules they may have might just as well be turned over to the Quartermaster in Memphis as this country abounds in such stock and of a good quality.
I am Gen. very respectfully
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com
ALS, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 80.