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

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for rebel forces and if they are needed, I will send you from here at once. I will have all the cars here in readiness to send troops should they be needed." Copy, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Post of Jackson, Telegrams. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 129. On the same day, Logan telegraphed to USG. "We have 50 infantry at Burnt bridge. The Engineer regiment 300 strong armed and equipped have gone." Copy, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Post of Jackson, Telegrams. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 129. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Logan and to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand. "Return a portion of the forces to Jackson as soon as possible. The two Brigades which will reach Bolivar in the morning, will enable you to do this. Answer if this is is not so." Copy, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Post of Jackson, Telegrams. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 130. McClernand had gone to Bolivar. Capt. Charles T. Hotchkiss to USG, July 28, telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received. On July 29, Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge wrote to USG. "The man who guided the rebels to the bridge that was burned was hung to-day. He had taken the oath. The houses of four others who aided have been burned to the ground." P. C. Headley, The Life and Campaigns of General U. S. Grant (New York, 1868), p. 165.


To Gideon Welles

Corinth, Mississippi
July 28th 1862

HON. G. WELLS
SEC. OF THE NAVY.
SIR:

Understanding that promotions are to be made in the Navy, for meritorious conduct, permit me to recommend Capt. Henry Walke who has served on the Western Waters with distinction since the begining of our present troubles.

Capt. Walke has shown himself ever ready for any service the vessel commanded by him might be called for, and, if a landesman may judge, has shown both skill and personal bravery in all cases.

He served in guarding our frontier all the time I commanded at Cairo, (frontier of loyalty) protected our debarcation & reimbarcation at Belmont besides doing good service in repelling the attack made upon our troops while embarking on that occation, commanded a gunboat at the capture of Forts Henry & Donelson, and was the commander selected to run the gauntlet

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