The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863 - Vol. 7

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One Regiment from Jackson has gone to Corinth, but as Sullivan reports rebels crossing the Tennessee river again, I have directed him to keep the troops he has till we learn the facts. The balance of the Division will go to Corinth via Bolivar.

The order, by direction of the President, making 13th, 15th 16th and 17th Army Corps, and assigning commanders to each has arrived 2

U. S. GRANT
Maj General.

Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.

1.
On Jan. 6, 1863, Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton telegraphed to USG. "Bucklands Regts with Sullivan will get back to Jackson tomorrow is there any prospect that the Div will not be wanted at Corinth the 7 Regts to Sullivan have been without baggage or cooking" Telegram received (incomplete), ibid., Telegrams Received. On Jan. 8, Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan telegraphed to Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins. "Col Fullers Brig Ross Div. is at Buthel on way to Corinth I retain col Bucklands Brig Three Regts for present the Tenn is reported raising very Rapidly I have ordered Citizens along line of road to be pressed into services to set to work helping repair R R It works well We are in great need of Blank muster Rolls &c" Telegram received, ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn.
2.
See letter to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand, Dec. 18, 1862.

To Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton

Holly Springs, Miss. Jan: 6th 1863.

BRIG GENL' HAMILTON
LA GRANGE, TENN:

I expect you were right in arresting the officer of Engineer Reg't at Davis Mills. That Reg't, from the nature of its duties and the necessity of moving it constantly from one part of the Dept to another, and to prevent conflicting orders being given it, has been specially placed under the Sup't of the Rail Road, and is no more subject to orders from others commanders than troops of one Division are subject to the orders of their superiors in

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