“Our cavalry are now crossing Tallahatchie. Infantry will follow immediately. The rebels are evidently retreating.”

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,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 367

O.R., I, xvii, part 1, p 471

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