To Capt. John C. Kelton
Head Quarters Army of the Tennessee
In Field near Monterey Tenn May 8th 1862
CAPT J C. KELTON
A A G. DEPT OF THE MISS
In reply to your letter of this date, I have the honor to say
that the 10 boxes of Blanks were received; that Division Commanders were advised of the fact, and requested to send
for such blanks as they needed, and that they were judiciously
issued to the different Divisions of the Army of the Tenn, and
receipts taken therefore.
A supply of blanks were issued to Maj Genl Thomas yesterday, and a similar requisition was filled for Genl Judah
1 to day.
I have yet on hand a sufficient supply for present use, which will
be issued as fast as called for.
I am Col Very Respcty
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. On May 8, 1862, Capt. John C. Kelton wrote to USG. "Regiments and
Batteries in the Army of the Tennessee are continually applying to me for Blanks.
—I have sent to your address a very large supply for distribution. Please advise
me if they have reached their destination, that I may know whether to refer these
applicants to you, or order more blanks. —Gen. Thomas' old Division, and one
of the Brigades of the 2d Division are reported out of Blanks." LS, ibid., District
of West Tenn., Letters Received.
Henry M. Judah of N. Y., USMA 1843, was a classmate of USG and a
fellow officer of the prewar 4th Inf. See PUSG, I, passim. Confirmed as brig. gen.
on March 21, 1862, Judah served as inspector gen. of the Army of the Tenn. and
commanded the 1st Division, Reserve Corps, during the Corinth campaign. On
May 12, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand wrote to USG. "Herewith you will find
the Report of the Surgeon relative to Genl Judahs illness. upon that report I have
forwarded the order, a copy whereof is herewith enclosed The urgency of the
case requires prompt action which was accordingly taken" Copy, DNA, RG 393,
Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received from Reserve Corps, Jackson, Tenn. Appar-
ently due to illness, Judah took a minor part in the Corinth campaign, and he
began a formal sick leave of absence on June 16.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1973.
Page number: 113.
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