Head Quarters, Army of the Tenn.
In Field, Shiloh, April 30th 1862.
MAJOR GEN. L. WALLACE,
COMMDG 3RD DIVISION
Advance tomorrow with two Brigades of your Division on the Corinth Road beyond the creek where Gen. McClernand is now encamped, closing up on Gen Davies forces. You will keep to the rightof Gen. Buell's Corps-de-Armée, and avoid mixing in with them.
As soon as encamped make roads and bridge the ravines in front and rear of your position to the Corinth road and repair the latter thro' your limits.
Take all your Camp and Garrison Equipage. Make immediate requisition for ammunition sufficient for 200 rounds per man including that already on hand, and get it to your camp as soon as possible. Leave Col. M. L. Smith's Brigade and instruct him that he is to guard the two Purdy roads establishing pickets about where they have been stationed heretofore. All your Cavalry will be left with Col. Smith and one Battery.
Your Obt Servant.
U. S. GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. Later on April 30, 1862, USG wrote to Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace. "You will remain where you now are and not move your command until further orders." Copies, ibid.
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862. Volume: 5. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 100.
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