Dec 1 1862. I sent a telegram to Gen. Halleck informing him of our progress.
General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief.
WATERFORD, MISS., December 1, 1862-7.30 a.m.
Our cavalry are now crossing Tallahatchie. Infantry will follow immediately. The rebels are evidently retreating. If so, I will follow to Oxford. Our troops will be in Abbeville to-morrow, or a battle will be fought. Sherman is up and will cross the Tallahatchie at Wyatt.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 367
O.R., I, xvii, part 1, p 471