“Every effort will be exerted to get speedy possession of Grand Gulf”

Apr 22 1863.  In preparation for the move against Grand Gulf, I am moving my headquarters south and preparing to run more ships past Vicksburg.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I move my headquarters to New Carthage to-morrow. Every effort will be exerted to get speedy possession of Grand Gulf, and from that point to open the Mississippi. If I do not underestimate the enemy, my force is abundant, with a foothold once obtained, to do the work. Six transports will run the Vicksburg batteries to-night.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 8, p 102

O.R., I, xxiv, part 1, p 31

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