Jan 10 1863. I am personally taking command of the expedition to Vicksburg. I sent a telegram to Gen. Halleck,
LA GRANGE, TENN., January 9, 1863-1 p.m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
Sherman has returned to Napoleon. His loss was small. Will send you the particulars as soon as learned. I will start for Memphis immediately, and will do everything possible for the capture of Vicksburg.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 204
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 603