HEADQUARTERS MOVED TO MEMPHIS -- ON THE ROAD TO
MEMPHIS -- ESCAPING JACKSON -- COMPLAINTS AND
REQUESTS -- HALLECK APPOINTED COMMANDER-IN
CHIEF -- RETURN TO CORINTH -- MOVEMENTS OF
BRAGG -- SURRENDER OF CLARKSVILLE -- THE AD
VANCE UPON CHATTANOOGA -- SHERIDAN COLONEL
OF A MICHIGAN REGIMENT.
MY position at Corinth, with a nominal command and yet no command, became so unbearable that I asked permission of Halleck to remove my headquarters to Memphis. I had repeatedly asked, between the fall of Donelson and the evacuation of Corinth, to be relieved from duty under Halleck; but all my applications were refused until the occupation of the town. I then obtained permission to leave the department, but General Sherman happened to call on me as I was about starting and urged me so strongly not to think of going, that I concluded to remain. My application to be permitted to remove my headquarters to Memphis was, however, approved, and on the 21st of June I started for that point with my staff and a cavalry escort of only a part of one