“It is my present intention to command the expedition down the river in person”

Jan 14 1863.  I sent the following telegram to Gen. McPherson in LaGrange,

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 13, 1863.

Major General J. B. McPHERSON, La Grange, Tenn.:

It is my present intention to command the expedition down the river in person. I will take two divisions with me, Logan’s and McArthur’s I think. It will not be necessary for Logan to move, however, until further orders. I do not know where McClernand is, but have sent orders for him to proceed to Miliken’s Bend and remain there or cooperate with Banks, should he coming up the river.

Was Holly Springs destroyed? Report here says so.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 220

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 558

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