Jan 15 1862. I have arrived in Memphis and have sent a telegram to Gen. Halleck to inform him and to ask for reinforcements to be sent for the advance on Vicksburg.
MEMPHIS, TENN., January 15, 1863-2.30 a. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
I will send McArthur’s division (all I have transports for) immediately join the expedition on Vicksburg; send Logan’s in a few days, and hold Quinby ready to embark when called for; abandon the railroad road north from Jackson at once, and move the machine-shop and public stores from that place here, and hold at the troops from Grand Junction around the railroad to Corinth in readiness to be placed on the line from here east. I will go down and take McPherson, leaving Hamilton to command and carry out instructions for those changes in the old District of West Tennessee.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 226
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 564