“I leave for the fleet at Vicksburg to-morrow.”

January 25, 1863.  The weather is hampering our operations against Vicksburg.  I will travel there myself to see firsthand.  I wrote Gen. Halleck,

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I leave for the fleet at Vicksburg to-morrow. Since leaving there, one week ago, I have not had one word from them. The constant rains and tremendous rise in the river may operate against us for the time being.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 250

O.R., I, xxiv, part 1, p 10

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