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

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of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copies, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Aug. 12, Johnson telegraphed to McClernand informing him of the appointment of Hurst as col., 1st West Tenn. Cav., and asking for support in equipping the unit. ALS (telegram sent), DLC-Andrew Johnson. On Sept. 13, Col. Isham N. Haynie, Bethel, telegraphed to USG. "I have applied to Comd'ant at Jackson for instruc- tions authorzing me to issue forage & subsistence to the companys of Tenn sate guards col Hurst now in camp here No instructions have came—will you advise & instruct me whether to do it or not" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received.

On Sept. 28, Haynie telegraphed to Maj. John A. Rawlins. "The charges are that the dwellings & property of a citizen who had a safe guard was burned by Col Hurst's men, by his order—that he has evidently to destroy Gen Meeks property if Gen Meek refuses to pay him money demanded—that he has theratend his men shall destroy their mens residence—that he has liscenced his men to plunder & depridate in violation of Genl Grants orders—yesterday there was evidently an effort to stir up mutiny here that is why I think it best he be away —but I can & will master the whol thing I ask Gen Grants permission to visit his Head Quarters tomorrow to see him on this matter" Telegram received, ibid., Miscellaneous Letters Received.


To Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby

U. S. MILITARY TELEGRAPH,
Corinth, July 26 [1862]

To BRIG GEN J. T QUIMBY, COLUMBUS, KY.
GENERAL—

Examine the baggage of all speculators coming South, and, when they have specie, turn them back. If medicine and other contraband articles, arrest them and confiscate the contraband articles. Jews should receive special attention.

U. S. GRANT, Maj. Gen.

Chicago Times, Aug. 4, 1862; New York Times, Aug. 7, 1862; P. C. Headley, The Life and Campaigns of General U. S. Grant (New York, 1868), p. 164. Isaac F. Quinby was professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester 1852-61. See letter of Aug. 20, 1859. He served as col., 13th N. Y., from May until Aug., 1861, when he resigned to return to the University of Rochester. On March 17, 1862, he was appointed brig. gen. and placed in command of the District of the Miss., Columbus, Ky., on April 10.

On July 25, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued General Orders No. 64. "The attention of the Major General Commdg, having been called to the fact of per

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