“it will be necessary to have some of the new regiments at Memphis to take the place of Sherman’s division”

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,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 93

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 240-41

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