Dec 29 1862. The pursuit of Forrest’s cavalry continues. We may be able to trap him against the Tennessee River. I wrote Gen. McPherson,
Dispatch from Sullivan says Forrest is making for the Tennessee river he — Sullivan in close pursuit. The Tennessee has risen two feet. Last dispatch received from Navy Department said there was five light draught Gunboats in the Tennessee river three feet draught waiting to go up on the first rise.
U S Grant
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 137
National Archives, RG 393, Dept of the Tenn, Letters Sent