“Genl Ord reports the firing on his left, as if a Sally were being made”

I received the following dispatch from Gen. Ord.

ORD’S HEADQUARTERS, June 23, 1863.

Pretty lively firing on my left, as if a sally. I have sent to Lauman and A. Hovey, if an attack occurs on either side of them, to re-enforce the point attacked.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

 

I sent word to the other commanders to be prepared for an attack.

 Near Vicksburg
June 23d 1863
Gen. McPherson.
Genl Ord reports the firing on his left, as if a Sally were being made. Have your forces in readiness for any action.
U. S. Grant

Maj. Gen

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 8, p 409-10

O.R., I, xxiv, part 2, p 208

National Archives, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn, Letters Sent

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