Dec 23 1862. I have received a report of the location of a large force of the enemy’s cavalry. I immediately sent word to Gen. McPherson,
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS., December 23, 1862.
Major General J. B. MCPHERSON, Oxford, Miss.:
A force of rebel cavalry are now encamped at the mouth of Tippah Creek, going south with a large number of led horses and mules, probably those captured here. The main body of the rebels went north from here. Send this word to Hatch. By properly directing his course he may recover much that was lost here.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 91
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 468