and in pursuance of previous instructions from General Sherman Department Commander, he had ordered garrison's on the road between Corinth and Grand Junction and Corinth must be supplied from Hamburg Landing. Also that they were out of forage but had plenty of rations. 1 Subsequently, he informed me the roads were running and all quiet in his command. 2 I directed him to require his Chief Commissary and Quartermaster to call direct for what they want. 3
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxi, part 3, 221. On Nov. 21, 1863, Brig. Gen. Robert Allen telegraphed to USG. "am I to understand that the communication by rail from Memphis to Corinth is closed should the wagons & mules for Gen Hurlbut be sent to Hamburg" Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn.; copies, ibid., Military Div. of the Miss.; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxi, part 3, 221.
Head Quarters, Mil. Div. of the Miss
Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 22d 1863.
MAJ. GEN. W. T. SHERMAN,
COMD. G ARMY OF THE TEN.
Owing to the late hour when Ewing will get up, if he gets up atal tonight and the entire impossibility of Wood reaching in time to participate to-morrow, I have directed Thomas that we will delay yet another day. 1
Let me know to-morrow at as early an hour as you can if you will be entirely ready for Teusday morning. 2 I would prefer Wood should be up to cross with the balance of your command, but if he