Oxford Miss [Dec. ] 11th 
JAMES B. FRY A A G.
The additional aides De Camp in this Dept are Col. J. V. Dubois 1 Holly Springs W S Hillyer C. B. Lagow J Riggin genl Hallecks Staff & Col G P Ihrie Genl Wools Staff here Capt W L B Jenny Engineer at Memphis & Capt Wm Cassisic 2 Engr at Corinth the latter in Genl Hallecks Staff
U S. GRANT M G
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 18, 24, 30, 88, 91. James B. Fry of Ill., USMA 1847, a 1st It. on the eve of the Civil War, had served as chief of staff for both Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell and, after promotion to col., Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell. After Buell's removal from command, Fry was transferred to the AGO. On Dec. 10, 1862, Fry telegraphed to USG. "I am directed to call for a report of the Station name and rank of all additional aides de camp on duty with your Staff or who may be acting under your directions. The information is necessary to answer resolutions of inquiry made by the Senate." LS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received.
Oxford, Dec 11th 1862
GEN. DODGE, CORINTH, MISS.
Cavalry will leave Springdale 1 on Saturday 2 to strike Mobile road. Send out a force from Corinth to cooperate allowing them to go as far south as Tupelo. if practicable. Keep a sharp lookout for Bragg's force—should he approach I will reinforce you suffi