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Doc. 79.-surrender of Holly Springs, Miss. Missouri Democrat account. Oxford, Miss., December 22, 1862. from persons just arrived from Holly Springs, we begin at last to get some partic
Where is the officer of Gen. Grant's staff, who boards here?
（Col. Hilyer.) He went to Oxford yesterday with his wife and Mrs. Grant.
He looked at me very sharply and said: Is that true, si e, and so well had he timed his march, that on the evening before the attack he telegraphed from Oxford to Col. Murphy at Holly Springs that the enemy would attack him about seven next morning, but th eemed, for no other cause, the army began to fall back, and our own troops began passing through Oxford toward the north, we were at first worse puzzled than ever.
The cause is apparent now. An army d on saddles and bridles, mounted horse and away, and for three miles out from the north side of Oxford, their flight from the sound of that drum was equal to Tam O'Shanter's race with the witches acr