DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 176.
Corinth Aug 18th 1862
The two Regiments ordered to Old Rienzi 1 and Danville, 2 will be subject to the orders of Genl Granger 3 whilst they remain there Tell me what more you require from here and I will order them at once. You have been over the ground and can dispose of them better than I can
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On Aug. 18, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Will Genl Granger have protem the regiments called for & reported you in my last my telegrams of 16th 17th & 18th—The order takes the 47th Ills from Rinzi the 26th Ill from Danville while the order for the second (2d) Missouri took that from Rinzi He says the union brigade would do better under there former Commander—I thin[k] he should take them & a regiment at Rienzi and a regt from Davies should hold Danville until we have finished the moves we are making" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent. On the same day, Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Davies should send a Regt. to Danville let it report to Granger to occupy that place and guard the Rail Road &road bridges in that vicinity I did not understand that the union brigade as it is termed was two (2) regiments they only report about 520 present of whom only about 350 are for duty" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of