“I will leave for Vicksburg on Monday. Am improving rapidly, but not yet able to leave my room”

Sept. 12 1863.  My injuries are healing, and I hope to travel back to Vicksburg soon.  It may be some time before I am able to resume my duties.  While incapacitated, Gen. Sherman is issuing orders in my name.  I sent the following telegram to Gen. Halleck,

NEW ORLEANS, September 12.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I will leave for Vicksburg on Monday. Am improving rapidly, but not yet able to leave my room.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 223

O.R., I, xxx, part 3, p

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