BY TELEGRAPH FROM Corinth [Aug. 11] 1862
To GENL BUELL
I will direct troops to remain at Clarkesville Genl Rosecrans informs me that you had written or dispatched to me some days ago I recd nothing from you
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Buell. On Aug. 8, 1862, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, Huntsville, Ala., telegraphed to USG. "Cant you leave your Regiment at Clarksville for the present. It is very difficult for me to replace it" Telegram received (misdated Aug. 10), ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent. On Aug. 12, Buell telegraphed to USG. "The Dispatches were recd by your operator night before last. please see them as soon as possible" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 316.
On Aug. 8, Buell telegraphed to USG. "General Halleck informs me you will answer my requisition for two (2) Divisions if necessary—Whose will they be and where ?" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 286. This telegram may never have reached USG. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, Aug. 12, 1862.
Corinth Aug 11th 1862
I have information that from 800 to 1000 men mostly new levies are now infesting the country about Ripley, and north of it. That a part or most of this force will be in the neighborhood of Pocahontas 1 today or tomorrow to burn cotton and impress men. Cant you send a few hundred men in that direction Mounted men to remain for two or three days. Let them impress all the
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862. Volume: 5. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 285.
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