Head Quarters, Army of the Tenn.
In Field, near Corinth, Miss, May 24th 1862.
MAJOR. GEN. J. A. MCCLERNAND
COMMDG RESERVE CORPS.
Twice now, portions of myescort have returned from Pittsburg Landing, arriving late at night, and both times without having their passes called for, or examined on the route.
This indicates neglect of duty on the part of some portion of Gen. Wallace's Command that should be rectified.
I am, Gen, Very Respectfully,
Your Obt Servant.
U. S. GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On May 25, 1862, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand wrote to USG. "Gen Wallace reports in regard to the service performed by his command in policing the roads leading to the landing, that he has issued orders to his pickets stationed on the Corinth road (leading from Pittsburg Landing to Monterey) to stop all persons who have not passes signed by at least a Brigade Commander. Will this order suffice? If not will you please inform me what authority is needed to permit persons passing to and from the Landing. Inother words by whom must passes be signed ?" Copy, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received from Reserve Corps, Jackson, Tenn.
Camp Near Corinth, Miss.
May 24th 1862
MY DEAR WIFE,
I have just received three letters from you one of them enclosing a letter from Fred. I wish you would make all the children write to me even if it is only a few lines they have to copy.