Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Memphis, Tenn, June 24th 1862.
MAJOR GEN. MCCLERNAND
An order just published changes your command and takes out of it most of Wallace's Division. 1
Sherman and Hurlbut both remain at or near Grand Junction, or at least opposed to any movement from the South.
U. S. GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On June 24, 1862, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand wrote to USG. "The unsettled and hostile state of the Country between the rivers will induce me, with your approbation, to concentrate Genl. Wallace's Division at and near Bolivar, —including Grand Junction, if Genl. Sherman should go further south.ADfS, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received from Reserve Corps, Jackson, Tenn. ; copies, ibid. ; McClernand Papers, IHi.
On June 25, USG telegraphed to McClernand. "Send the troops of Genl. Wallace's division now with you to this place without delay" Copies, ibid. On the same day, McClernand wrote to USG. "But one of Gen Wallaces Regts here shall I send it & if so on foot if Engineer refuses cars—Rest of Gen W s Div at & between Bolivar & Memphis What military functions if any are expected of me in future" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; ADfS, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received from Reserve Corps, Jackson, Tenn.; copies, McClernand Papers, IHi.