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

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Trade a letter on this point, that will enable us to control this better." Copies, ibid., RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, William T. Sherman, Letters Sent; DLC-William T. Sherman. O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 187-88. On Aug. 27, Col. Josiah W. Bissell, Columbus, Ky., telegraphed to USG. "I have just arrived here for barges to load at points on the river with confiscated corn for Memphis have captured some Guerrillas & have them in irons sent out the 52d Indiana to break up band in Tipton county forming to occupy Pillow. delivered the second lot of guns & five hundred (500) tons projectiles to Genl Sherman am loading the third. full report by mail" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.

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On Aug. 6, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued General Orders No. 69. "Here- after no Coin will be permitted to pass South of Cairo or Columbus, except such as is carried by Government Agents and for Government use. The same restric- tion will be observed at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Neither Coin, Treasury Notes or Goods will be permitted to pass South of Memphis, except, for the use of the Army. The payment of cash or any article of use in aid of the Rebellion, for Southern products, will be discouraged in every way possible. All Cotton and other articles coming from points below Memphis will be seized and sold for the benefit of whom it may concern, the proceeds being used by the Quarter Master until directed by proper authority to turn them over to other parties, unless the same has been passed by special permit from the Treasury Department." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 12, 13, 14, 95; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 155.
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On July 10, Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 134 appointing Col. Clark B. Lagow act. inspector gen., District of West Tenn., and ordering him on a tour of inspection. Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. On Aug. 5, Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 154. "Colonel C. B. Lagow Aid-de-Camp and Acting Inspector General, will proceed to Ham- burg, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., and examine into abuses said to exist in the manner of carrying on trade with citizens. Colonel Lagow will correct such abuses as he may discover, and report to these Headquarters, his action." DS, ibid., RG 94, Special Orders, District of West Tenn.; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Special Orders; DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87. On Aug. 6, Lagow, Hamburg, telegraphed to USG. "In case a person will take the oath of allegiance here will he be permitted to buy a barrell of salt" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.

To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas

Corinth 11 a m. [Aug. ] 7th [1862]

ADJT GENL OF THE ARMY.
SIR.

News from the front continue to indicate movement of the rebels towards Chattanoga, my opinion is that the best troops

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