The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862 - Vol. 5

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returned to the transports, and they were ordered to leave forthwith for Helena. On the morning of the 9th soon after our attack of the night previous upon a camp of the enemy, 7 miles from Duvals bluff, that place was avacuated, the enemy taking his guns and munitions to Little Rock tearing up the Rail Road Track behind him and he appears to be concentrating all his troops at that place." Copy, Curtis Papers, IaHA. O. R., I, xiii, 113. On July 15, Fitch again wrote to USG. DLC-USG, V, 10; DNA, RG 393, USG Register of Letters Received.

On July 19, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, St. Louis, wrote to Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, Helena, Ark., that he had heard that Fitch had joined Curtis and that he had ordered "all the infantry" from the division of Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace to join him at Helena. ALS, Curtis Papers, IaHA. O. R., I, xiii, 477. On July 22, Fitch wrote to Curtis. "As this Brigade constituting the late 'White River Expedition' was operating in you District and now constitutes a part of your command I forward you herewith copies of of my verious reports wile upon the expedition and which compose its record." Copy, Curtis Papers, IaHA. See also letters of Halleck to Curtis, and of Stanton to Halleck, July 13, O.R., I, xiii, 469-70.

To Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans

Corinth July 18th 1862


I will not be out to see you to day, for information of Genl Morgan who is relieve Genl. Thomas' Command, as to the location of his troops on the road, I send you the following dispatch of Maj Genl Thomas Genl. Morgans troops will be stationed as there in indicated

Maj Genl

Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 17, 1862, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, Tuscumbia, Ala., telegraphed to USG. "I shall be ready to commence moving my Division on Monday next. Please start the Division to relieve mine on that day. I would suggest that it be posted as follows:—... The remainder of the Division should be posted at this place, and if one extra Brigade could be spared, it would be well to post it at Courtland, with a Battery of Artillery in place of the Regiment above mentioned, which Regiment could then be posted at Decatur. It is important to send one of your best and largest Regiments of Cavalry, as the country south of the Railroad for twenty miles should be kept thoroughly examined every other day by cavalry.


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