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

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Aug. 21, McClernand wrote to USG elaborating on the telegram and telling of the arrest of citizens and the confiscation of Negroes, "mules and horses, belong- ing to seditious and obnoxious citizens." ALS, DNA, RG 393, District of West Tenn., Letters Received. On Aug. 22, McClernand, Jackson, telegraphed to USG. "I will leave this morning for Bolivar—will be back day after to-morrow." Copy, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Aug. 24, McClernand telegraphed to USG. "The cavalry started for Memphis yesterday supported by one (1) Reg't of Infantry Expect to meet cavalry from Memphis at Sommerville & move the force to their respective destination via Covington hoping to cut off & capture Rebel cavalry as they retreat before cavalry from Trenton & Humboldt—" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copies, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Aug. 26, McClernand telegraphed to USG. "Col Chambers & reg't has returned to Bolivar from Somerville where it went to support the Cav- alry on their transit to & from Memphis to prevent the Enemy from doing it any harm—He brought with him a considerable number of negroes horses & mules also 24 bales cotton being the property of Rebels in the Army or their sympa- thizers. I will leave here on Thursday morning" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Aug. 27, McClernand wrote to USG of a cav. reconnaissance down the Hatchie River which resulted in the destruction of two ferries used by rebels. Copies, ibid.

To Maj. Nathaniel H. McLean

Head Quarters District of West Tenn
Corinth, Miss. Aug. 20, 1862.

MAJ. N. H. MCLEAN,
ASST. ADJUT GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF THE MISS.
SAINT LOUIS, Mo.
MAJOR:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Communication of date Augt. 15th, and to say in reply, that a number of packages of Orders from the A. G. O. have arrived at Corinth for the Commander of the Department, and these have been forwarded by Express to you at Saint Louis.

General Orders from the A. G. O. to include No 90, have been received at these Head Quarters, sent to my my address,

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