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,
I will leave for Vicksburg on Monday. Am improving rapidly, but not yet able to leave my room.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 223
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