Memphis June 23rd 1862
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
I have just arrived, tired and dusty, having made the entire distance on horseback. Will ascertain the facts and answer your telegram of this date as soon as possible. 1 Col Fitc[h] 2 dispatches from St Charles, 3 June 21, that considerable bodies of Light troops are collecting in his neighborhood. Will make enquiries and do what may seem neccessary.
Very Respcty &c
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Letters Received. On June 22, 1862, USG, La Grange, Tenn., telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck. "I leave here today & go to Memphis tomorrow." Telegram received, ibid., RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copy, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Telegrams Received.