Washington, January 9, 1863.
Major-General GRANT, Holly Springs, Miss.:
Ewing's brigade has been sent by General Wright to report to you at Memphis. How many troops has Sherman, and how many more can you send him,and when?
H. W. HALLECK,
LA GRANGE, TENN., January 9, 1863-9 p.m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
General Sherman has 32,000 men, less casualties. I can send from 12,000 to 15,000 more. I am on my way to Memphis to attend to all wants of the expedition.
U. S. GRANT,
LA GRANGE, January 9, 1863.
Lee had cavalry all over the country yesterday for 20 miles south of railroad, and reports only about 400 guerrillas under Blythe not far from Hernando. There is no danger of attack.
C. S. HAMILTON,
CAIRO, January 9, 1863- 1 p.m.
Will send one light-draught gunboat, bullet-proof, one-fourth manned. I can do no more. Can't you place under the command of her captain soldiers enough to work her guns?
A. M. PENNOCK,
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WESTERN KENTUCKY,
Louisville, January 9, 1863.
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IV. Brigadier General Hugh Ewing, commanding brigade, will proceed without delay with his command by river to Memphis, Tenn., and will report on his arrival at that place to Major General U. S. Grant.
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By command of Brigadier General J. T. Bolye:
A. C. SEMPLE,
Washington, January 10, 1863.
Are there not fractional regiments organized in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois which can be consolidated by the Governors and immediately