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

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133-42. For a report by C. S. A. Col. Joseph Wheeler of his cav. expedition of about 1,000 in late July, which threatened both Jackson and Bolivar, see ibid., I, xvii, part 1, 23-25.

To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Corinth [July] 30th 5 P M [1862]

MAJ GENL HALLECK

Constant complaints are coming to me of Steamer coming up the Tennessee, landing large quantities of Freight at different points on the River, much of which, undoubtedly goes into States South of us. Salt is a leading article

U S GRANT
Maj Gen

Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88. On July 24, 1862, Capt. Robert R. Townes, Jackson, Tenn., adjt. for Brig. Gen. John A. Logan, telegraphed to Maj. John A. Rawlins. "Leroy Carpenter states, 1st., 'That Mr. Wells lives 5 or 6 miles South of Corinth Miss hauling salt, flour, and coffee and tells that he has bought ten thousand pounds of Coffee, five hundred barrels of salt and five hundred barrels of flour at Hamburg. 2nd That he is hauling the same to the South by way of Youngs Station on Memphis and Charleston Rail Road; Crosses on Smith's Bridge on Tustubia river through Kossuth. 3rd That he does not wish his name to be known to the persons informed on, as they may do him a great injury.' " Copy, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Post of Jackson, Telegrams. On July 26, O. W. Paxson, military telegraph operator at Henderson, Ky., telegraphed to USG. "The stmr, Fisher will arrive at Saltillo Landing Tenn. River tonight or in morning with large lot of salt which is evidently intended for use of Rebels. It comes from Norton & Bros Paducah Ky, I think, can tell positive in morning" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received. On the same day, Col. William W. Lowe, Fort Henry, telegraphed to USG complaining that the steamboat Fisher was carrying 1,256 barrels of salt. Telegram received, ibid. On July 28, Lowe telegraphed to USG. "Fisher was allowed to pass up because she had custom house permits for her entire cargo signed at Evansville & Paducah. Since she passed up learn that portions of the cargo were not put out at places named in manifest" Telegram received, ibid. On July 30, Lowe telegraphed to Rawlins that although the steamboat Fisher had properly signed manifests, "Something ought to be done to prevent Such quantities from going up." Telegram received, ibid.

On July 28, Maj. William S. Oliver, 7th Mo., provost marshal at Hamburg,

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