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

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Telegrams Received. On July 26, Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Genl McPherson says he can supply Morgan on conditions stated. I have telegraphed Morgan that if he cannot protect the R. R. train he cannot protect wagon train beyond Tuscumbia that therefore he should halt at that point up to which he can so cover his line until such disposition's as are needed can be made—There is no object in pushing his troop's beyond the point where he can protect the RR yet known to me on the

contrary as soon as I hear from him will telegraph you." Telegram received, ibid. ; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 120.


To Andrew Johnson

BY TELEGRAPH FROM Corinth [July] 25 1862

To BRIG GENL A JOHNSON

Mr J. W. Tarkington 1 a union man of Henderson Co reports that he has now five 5 companies already organized & five 5 more partially that

will be filled soon He wishes to be commissioned as Col of the Regt raised in Henderson Haden Carroll & McNary counties 2 & Filan Huritt 3 to be Commissioned as Lt. Col Huritt has been a refugee from his home & has acted as guide & scout for the army until our forces rendered it safe for him to return this Regt if accepted will want arms orders of locating Allow me to suggest Perryville until fully prepared to move Dispatches sent to me will reach Col Tarkington Col Tarkington has been petitioned by the union men of his county to organize a Regiment

U S GRANT
Maj Genl

Telegram received, DLC-Andrew Johnson. On July 22, 1862, Col. J. W. Tarkington and Lt. Col. Fielding Hurst had telegraphed to Governor Andrew Johnson. "Have you sent our commissions secessionists have taken two Union men thirty miles below here robbed one of three thousand dollars are getting very bold here some of whom have taken the oath citizens here are apprehensive of an attack on this place" Telegram received, ibid. On July 23, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand telegraphed to USG. "Is there no way by which you can furnish Loyal men arms & ammunition. As for myself I would hesitate at no responsibility. Our Cavalry are now out making fruitless expeditions to catch guerrillas who

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