Memphis June 25th 1862
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
COMMANDING DEFT OF THE MISS
I will with your approval, send such of the boats now loaded with supplies for General Curtis as can ascend the White river, andCol Fitch with two Regiments from here. 1
There are two Gun Boats at the mouth of White river, but they cannot ascend over 60 mileswith the present stage of water.
I would recommendafter consultation with Capt Phelps, that two or three light draught Steamers be fitted up to keep open the communication with Genl Curtis.
I am informed that a body of rebel troops are now trying to get in North of Gen. Curtis: also learn that Bragg is occupying the line from Vicksburg to Jackson, Tenn. —intended to make that their line: this seems to have come from a rebel soldier writing to his friends here. I give it as received for what it is worth.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received (incomplete), DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88. O. R., I, xiii, 117-18.