Corinth July 23rd 1862
W. S. ROSECRANS
When you want the Cavalry of Genl. Orders 1 command inform him where, and to whom to report. The Genl is directed to hold him subject to your call by telegraph
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 22, 1862, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 141. "Maj Gen. Ord, Commdg U. S. Forces at Corinth Miss will have all the Cavalry in his command in readiness to march tomorrow evening, with three days rations and one days forage. He will report to these Head Quarters as early as practicable the number of such Cavalryavailable." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 112. On July 23, Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 142. "Col. T. Lyle Dickey, Chief of Cavalry will make an inspection of the Cavalry stationed at the various points on the line of the rail road between Corinth and Columbus, and at Paducah, Ky. He will report upon their condition as to health, police of Camps, kind and condition of Arms, discipline, serviceableness of horses, clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage and all other points that may suggest themselves to make the inspection thorough. The amount and kind of duty required of the Cavalry, and the apparent necessity of it should be particularly looked into." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. On July 18, Col. T. Lyle Dickey, Jackson, Tenn., telegraphed to USG. "Just arrived from Lagrange Mrs Grant and Children here well what orders have you for me." Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862. Volume: 5. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 231.
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