Sept 28 1862, Wrote Gen. Halleck,
COLUMBUS, KY., September 28, 1862.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief;
To make a move on the Yazoo River promise success it will be necessary to have some of the new regiments at Memphis to take the place of Sherman’s division. I will want Sherman’s division and some of my command at Bolivar to move on Grenada, to attract attention in that direction, while Steele moves across below, from a point not yet determined upon, to do the work designed.
Can you send the new troops?
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 93
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 240-41