“Any cooperation on the part of your fleet will be of great assistance.”

Nov 22 1862.  As we prepare to move further south, we will require the cooperation of the Navy.  I sent the following telegram to Rear Admiral David Porter,

JACKSON, [TENN.], November 22, 1862.
General Sherman will move from Memphis toward Holly Springs on Wednesday next. I will move on Saturday following. General Steele will also move from Helena on Grenada early the coming week. Any cooperation on the part of your fleet will be of great assistance. Please answer, giving me your programme.
U. S. GRANT,

Maj. Genl

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 340

O.R. (Navy), I, xxiii, 496-7

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