“The expedition ordered this morning … has started”

Apr 28, 1862 Wrote Gen. Halleck, “The expedition ordered this morning from general headquarters to go out the Purdy road and destroy the railroad near Adams’ has started, with three days’ rations in haversacks. The expedition consists of Major-General Wallace’s entire brigade, with the exception of artillery. But one battery is taken. All the cavalry belonging to my forces fit for duty and not otherwise employed accompany the expedition.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 88

O.R., I, x, part 2, 135

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