Head Quarters, Army of the Ten
Pittsburg, April 26th 1862
MAJ. GEN. H. W. HALLECK
COMD. G DEPT. OF THE MISS.
Mr. Cherry who writes the within is undoubtedly a Union man. His information no doubt can be relied upon.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, DNA, RG 109, Union Provost Marshals' File of Papers Relating to Individual Civilians. On April 26, 1862, William H. Cherry, Savannah, wrote to USG. "Pardon me for troubling you I have it from undoubted authority that a party of Rebel Cavalry were at Coffee Landing 4 Miles below here yesterday and Stated they intended coming in to my farm on the West side and burn everything they could find, they gave as their reason that I was exerting myself to aid the Federal officers & Army—The Citizens of that side are compelled to lie out from their homes. If any thing can be done to protect us it would certainly be gratefully recieved. Several of the Citizens have been to see me in a few days and say if they had arms they would organize & protect themselves—" ALS, ibid. See letter to Julia Dent Grant, March 22, 1862, note 1.
Head Quarters Army of the Tennessee
In Field, Shiloh April 26th 1862
I have the honor herewith to transmit to you the Official reports of the Division Commanders of the Army of the Tennessee, of their respective Divisions during the battle of Pitts