“Where you can suppress guerrillas with the force at your command, do it.”

Oct 30 1862.  I have been receiving reports from Gen. Davies at Columbus KY of Rebel guerrillas attacking our supply lines with help from sympathizers in the area.  I sent him the following telegram:

JACKSON, TENN., October 30, 1862.

General DAVIES, Columbus, Ky.:

 

Where you can suppress guerrillas with the force at your command, do it. This one back of Hale’s Landing should be broken up as soon as you can send the troops. Where citizens give aid and comfort to these fellows who amuse themselves by firing into them, arrest them.

 

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 225

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 309

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