urging my appointment. They wrote to Judge Collamer of Vt. to be used in the
Senate—As the Judge is an old friend of my family, and as my freinds in
Vermont have requested him to assist me, I am of the opinion that he will urge
my appointment." ALS, Dodge Papers, IaHA. See also Ransom to Dodge,
June 12, ibid. Ransom was appointed brig. gen. on Nov. 29, 1862. Ransom's
father had been president of Norwich University, Norwich, Vt., and col., 9th
Inf., in the Mexican War. After graduating from Norwich, Ransom came to Ill.
as an engineer, but his interest shifted to real estate.
To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
Memphis June 23rd 1862
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
I have just arrived, tired and dusty, having made the entire
distance on horseback. Will ascertain the facts and answer your
telegram of this date as soon as possible.
1 Col Fitc[h]
from St Charles,
3 June 21, that considerable bodies of Light
troops are collecting in his neighborhood. Will make enquiries
and do what may seem neccessary.
Very Respcty &c
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Letters Received.
On June 22, 1862, USG, La Grange, Tenn., telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W.
Halleck. "I leave here today & go to Memphis tomorrow." Telegram received, ibid., 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 June 23, Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Ascertain the condition of
R R from Memphis west towards Little Rock also the means of sending supplies
& reinforcements to Genl Curtis—Reports heretofore received from Memphis
are entirely unsatisfactory Let me know about the supplies & means of trans-
portation from that place" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Tele-
grams Received; copies, ibid., Dept. of the Miss., Telegrams Sent; ibid., USG
Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 7. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 26.
Graham N. Fitch, born in Genessee County, N. Y., in 1809, attended
Geneva College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, then began to prac-
tice medicine at Logansport, Ind., in 1834. Active as a Democrat, he was elected
to the Ind. House of Representatives (1836-1839), to the U. S. House of Repre-
sentatives (1849-1853), and to the U. S. Senate (1857-1861). Appointed col.,
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
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: 147.
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