BY TELEGRAPH FROM Near Corinth [May 13] 3 P M 1862
To MAJ GEN HALLECK
Telegraph complete. Head Quarters about two hundred (200) yards from Mr Lents
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copy, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Telegrams Received. On May 13, 1862, Capt. John C. Kelton telegraphed to USG. "The Cavalry drove in the pickets—killed two and captured five. Went within a mile of their first Battery which was supported by a Brigade of Infantry—no casualities" ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 108, Telegrams Sent.
Camp Near Corinth, Miss
May 13th 1862
I have just received two letters from you one written on the 3d and the other on the 4th of this month both complaining of not receiving letters from me. I write usually twice a week and why in the world you do not get my letters I cant tell. You also ask if I wont send you a remittance soon! It is only a month since I sent you $205 00 and since that I have sent you $250 00 more and wrote to you to draw the $100 you got from Mr. Safford. I have also written two or three times to join me the moment you hear of me being on the Mississippi river. Since that however I have written to you that I expected to go home after the approaching battle. If I do not however and you hear of our arrival at Memphis join me at once. You may draw on Mr.