the Miss., Telegrams Sent. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Rosecrans.
"I am going up to Genl Ords to order a Regiment immediately out I did not
suppose either that the Union Brigade had been sent, as the misrepresentation of
two Regiments It is rather a bad representation of anything at present" Copy, ibid., Telegrams Received.
Rienzi, Miss., about thirteen miles south of Corinth on the Mobile and
Danville, Miss., about nine miles southwest of Corinth.
Gordon Granger of N. Y., USMA 1845, served in the Mexican War and
in Indian campaigns on the western frontier before the Civil War. In Sept., 1861,
he was appointed col., 2nd Mich. Cav., and served in the campaigns against New
Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10. He was promoted to brig. gen. on March 26,
1862; served in the siege of Corinth; and in Aug. was in command of the 5th
Division, Army of the Miss. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 148.
To Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans
Corinth Aug 18th 1862
The two divisions goin[g] to Buell will be returned as on
detatched service but of course will be subject to Buells Orders
for the time being. Instruc[t] them to report to Buell as soon as
possible after crossing the River
I ordered a regiment from Dav[ies] Division to occupy Danville, and one to occupy Old Rienzi. If they have not done it,
inform and I will have them go at once I am going to the
Telegraph office and will be there for an hour or two
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received.
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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: 307.
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