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

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time to superintend the fortifications at Tuscumbia if he can come conviently let him report to Capt Prime as soon as possible

U S GRANT
Maj Genl

Telegram received, McClernand Papers, IHi.

1.
Frederick E. Prime of N. Y., USMA 1850, served as engineer at various forts until 1861 and attained the rank of capt. Arrested at Pensacola, Fla., by insurgents in Jan., 1861, he later served as engineer in and around Washington, D. C., and as chief engineer, Dept. of the Ky., Dept. of the Cumberland, and Dept. of the Ohio. Wounded and captured in Dec., he was exchanged on March 18, 1862, and served in Washington, D. C., until his appointment on May 22 as asst. engineer, Dept. of the Miss. On July 18, he was appointed chief of engineers on USG's staff.
2.
Probably Capt. Henry C. Freeman. See endorsement to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Jan. 29, 1862, and letter to Richard Yates, Aug. 15, 1862.

To Mary Grant

Corinth Mississippi
August 19th 1862.

DEAR SISTER,

Julia and the children left here on Saturday 1 last for St. Louis where they will remain on a visit until about the last of the month. At the end of that time they must be some place where the children can go to school. —Mrs. Hillyer has a nice house in the city and is all alone whilst her husband is on my Staff and it may be that she and Julia will keep house together. If they do she would be very much pleased to have you make her a long visit. Julia says that she is satisfied that the best place for the children is in Covington. But there are so many of them that she sometimes feels as if they were not wanted. Their visit down here in Dixie was very pleasant and they were very lothe to leave. Things however began to look so threatning that I thought it was best for them to leave. I am now in a situation where it is impossible for me to do more than to protect my long lines of defence. I have

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