Tenn., telegraphed to USG. "Have just recd at Hamburg a lot of goods belonging to Champion & Cobb they having brandy which they sold put up in peach cans. They have been doing a very large business selling to Citizens. Have over a hundred bbls salt flour & altogether a large lot of goods. Have placed a sentinel over goods & await your orders to know what to do with them Have they permit to sell to all citizens. They claim to be sutlers of the 27th Ohio Regt. The steamer Fisher had but twelve bbls salt when she arrived consigned to a sutler here She put off salt all along the river I detain her awaiting your orders" Telegram received, ibid. On July 30, Oliver telegraphed to USG complaining that the steamboat Evansville had been selling liquor, salt, and other stores to disloyal people, and asking if such activities were proper. Telegram received, ibid.
On July 29, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Under whose authority does the Provost Marshall at Hamburg act." Telegram received, ibid. ; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Rosecrans. "The Provost Marshal at Hamburg acts under the Authority of the Commanding officer at that place" Copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 31, Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 149 relieving Oliver from duty and ordering the commanding officer at Hamburg to appoint a successor. Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.
On Aug. 11, Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "I am credibly informed that there is great quantities of salt 4,000 to 5,000 barrels on the landings between Pittsburg Landg & the mouth of the Tenn. I am making a clean sweap at & above Eastport. Would it not be well to seize that salt" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent.
Corinth [July] 30th 
MAJ GENL H. W. HALLECK
Information obtained by Col Sheridan who has been far to the front & right for several days shows that Bragg has made Head Quarters at Rome 1 most of the Troops from Saltilla & Tupello have gone to Chattanooga by Rail Wagons move across the Country to Rome Cheatham & Wither has gone west. Price is in Command in Mississippi Head Quarters at Holly Springs with Force at Grand Junction. 2 Had I not better move Ords entire Command to Bolivar one Division of Rosecranz to