referred it to you as the proper officer—endorsing, if I mistake not on the paper
containing the complaint, that I did not desire to have anything to do with it. If
in this I have offended, I plead guilty, and am willing to accept the consequences.
Intending only, by these hasty lines to vindicate my conduct in a respectful but
manly manner, I conclude by renewing the assurance, that I will continue to try
to merit your approbation, whatever may be my success." LS, DNA, RG 393,
District of West Tenn., Letters Received.
This was probably H. S. Crittenden of Madison County, Tenn., who on
March 7, 1864, wrote to Brig. Gen. Augustus L. Chetlain, Memphis, that he
was caring for his plantation and that of his mother-in-law, Mrs. F. A. Lea. The
property had been subjected to repeated depredations by U. S. troops, and Crit-
tenden wanted an official safeguard for his property. ALS, ibid., RG 109, Union
Provost Marshals' File of Papers Relating to Individual Civilians.
Grenville M. Dodge, born in Mass. in 1831, graduated from Norwich
University as a civil engineer, then followed this profession in Ill. and Iowa.
Appointed col., 4th Iowa, on July 6, 1861, then promoted to brig. gen. as of
March 21, 1862, he was assigned to duty in the Dept. of the Miss. on May 22,
3. On Aug. 13, McClernand telegraphed to USG. "The following is a coppy
of a telegram just sent by me to Genl Ross Bolivar I understand Genl Ord is at
Bolivar in the Exercise of some military function as he has not advised me of
the object I wish to know by what authority" Telegram received, ibid.,
RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received ; copies (dated Aug. 12), McCler-
nand Papers, IHi. See letter to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand, June 24, 1862.
To Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans
Corinth Aug 17th 1862
Buell telegraphs that crossing can be effected in half the time
at East Port or Tuscumbia, that it can at Decatur, and that time
is of the utmost importance to him, That Kirby Smith
1 is moving
on Ky or Nashville, besides other offensive movements, which
the Enemy from their strength may be expected to make.
requests that this change of rule be adopted, as we have to
attemp[t] to hold the line to Decatur. Cannot another Division
be substituted for Payne's and let the troops take one of the
routes indicated by Buell
U. S. GRANT
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1973.
Page number: 302.
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