Mch 24th 
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
At last accounts Yazoo Pass Expedition were yet at Greenwood Admiral Porter and Sherman are attempting to get in to the Yazoo below Yazoo City No news from them for several days Farragut holds the River above Port Hudson
U S GRANT
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, 94. O. R., I, xxiv, part 1, 22.
Head Quarters, Dept. of the Ten
Before Vicksburg, March 24th/63
MAJ. GEN. H. W. HALLECK,
GEN. IN CHIEF WASHINGTON
I am led to believe, and think there is no doubt of the fact, that Maj. Gen. C. S. Hamilton is making indirect efforts to get Gen. McPherson removed from the command of his Army Corps, and to get the command himself. If this is so I wish to enter my solemn protest. There is no comparison between the two as to their fitness for such a command.
McPherson from his activity, good sense, winning maners and effort to harmonize all parts of his command towards each other, and to preserve the same harmony towards all parts of this