Col. Florence M. Cornyn, 10th Mo. Cav. On Jan. 23, USG wrote to Brig.
Gen. Willis A. Gorman, Helena. "You will forward to Memphis with as little
delay as practicable the six companies of the 10th Missouri Cavalry now at
Helena, also the two Howitzers taken by Genl Fisk" Copies, DLC-USG, V,
18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
To Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch
Memphis Jan 22 1863
BRIG GENL J C VEATCH
COMMD'G DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS
I would suggest of having all the roads leading into the city
except about three strongly Barricaded so that vehicles or animals
cannot get out or in and require all travel to pass by the open
road These three could be pickited and all persons attempting
to enter the city or pass out by any other route should be arrested
From the number of horses being stolen, and even Soldiers
caught and paroled in the street
1 very stringent regulations will
have to be made
If the proper goverment of the city requires it I will not
oppose driving out every man woman and child who will not live
strictly up to all requirements
U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
James C. Veatch, born in Harrison County, Ind., in 1819, a lawyer-politician of
Spencer County, Ind., was appointed col., 25th Ind., on Aug. 19, 1861, and confirmed as brig. gen. on April 28, 1862.
On Jan. 23, 1863, Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth, Columbus, Ky., tele-
graphed to Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins. "Five Enlisted men of the 14th Wis and
16th Iowa came from Fort Pillow with written paroles dated January 19th they
state that they were taken in the Heart of the city of Memphis on the 17th Inst
six oclock P M by Rebels dressed in our uniforms. my impression that the men
are deserters & will detain them for such until further orders from Department
Hd Qrs." Telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Hd. Qrs.
District of Columbus, Letters Sent. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Asboth.
"Send the five (5) deserters taken at Columbus back to their regiments in charge
of an officer. It is a violation of the Cartel to parole soldiers before sending them
to points agreed upon" Copy, ibid., Telegrams Received.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1979.
Page number: 245.
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