46th Ind., on Nov. 1, 1861, he served until forced to resign by wounds on Aug. 5,
St. Charles, Ark., on the White River about eighty miles southwest of
Memphis. General orientation is available in Edwin C. Bearss, "The White
River Expedition June 10-July 15, 1862," Arkansas Historical Quarterly, XXI,
4 (Winter, 1962), 305-62.
To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
BY TELEGRAPH FROM Memphis [June] 24 186
To MAJ. GEN H W HALLECK
The R. R. to Madison, Ark.
1 has not been injured by the
rebels—the high water however has so destroyed the first ten
miles west that would require a weeks work for ten men to get
a locomotive over: to work upon this would require a guard
placed over the St. Francis bridge to prevent rebels from destroying it when the work commenced. Col. Fitch has returned to the
mouth of white River with his forces. I will get the particulars of
the Mound City disaster
2 & forward it to you by first train—
There is here of Col. Stacks
3 command of effective men 1943
Infy., 418 Cav. & one battery 115 men. There are 4 steamers
here that could carry troops through, partially loaded with
freight. I have waited 2 hours to get the strength of Genl.
Wallace's command at present here, but have not yet recd. it.
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.
The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad had then laid approximately forty
miles of track from a point opposite Memphis to Madison, Ark., on the west
side of the St. Francis River.
On June 17, 1862, the gunboats Mound City, St. Louis, Conestoga, and Lexington attacked C. S. A. batteries at St. Charles, Ark., on the White River.
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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: 148.
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