“I am just instructed by General Halleck to detail two regiments to … cut the bridge over Bear Creek”

Apr 12 1862 Wrote Gen. Sherman, “I am just instructed by General Halleck to detail two regiments to go on board a steamer this evening to proceed up the river to Florence and destroy a portion of the bridge there and return, and, if practicable, cut the bridge over Bear Creek. The two gunboats will accompany. You can select regiments from your command to execute this work.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 41-2

O.R., I, x, part 2, 102

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