Corinth July 25th 
I have just seen the Quarter Master who tells me that the wagons required by Genl. Morgan cannot be furnished unless details can be made from Regimental trains to keep up the present number now hauling, between here and Pittsburg Landing. I will see what can be done from Ords Command. In this way, will Morgans force be sufficient to defend the long line given him? It seems to me it will not
U. S GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 25, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Genl. Morgan has reached Tuscumbia, and halts there, demanding 100 wagons in addition to his present train before proceeding beyond that point. Genl. McPherson says he can transport 50 tons per day along that road: if it be loaded and unloaded promptly, and the road protected. But a train was cut off last night from returning, by the destruction of a bridge east of Tuscumbia and a party of Infantry, probably Thomas' attacked and probably captured by 500 Rebel Cavalry at Courtland" Copy, ibid., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 120.
On July 24, Rosecrans telegraphed to Brig. Gen. James B. McPherson. "by Major Cross seizing supplies procured for this army, be cause not through him, on arrival, at Pittsburg Landing, we, and our persistent obedience to Department orders. We are now fifty days behind time, and some of our men are actually shoeless, shirtless and some cuslottes Our supplies are at Columbus, but not coming up, because a heap of Sutler, and other freight arrived before ours is coming forward in the same order. Please give orders that our clothing shall come forward, and I will send an officer to take charge of it" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. On the same day, Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby telegraphed to USG. "Special order No 135 is countermanded please send medefinate instructions as to my duties connected with shipment of goods public and private over the Rail Road you will understand my embarrasment" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo.,
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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: 235.
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