Corinth June 30/62
COL. J. C. KELTON A. D. C.
Will you be kind enough to telegraph meoccasional[ly] the latest news from Richmond & from other points where Military operations going on.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, 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.
BY TELEGRAPH FROM Memphis [July] 1st 1862
To MAJ GENL HALLECK
My particular anxiety has been to get cavalry to capture & drive off Jackson 1 Forrest 2 & Jeff Thompson bands that are depredating so much 3 the only danger I fear is a raid being made into the city & burning part of it 4 Breckenridge is said to be south east of here but I do not know this to be so & do not credit his being nearer than abbeyville 5 the wagon train sent in by Gen'l Sherman was attacked yesterday afternoon at Rising Sun 6 a stampede among the mules ensued & eight of the wagons were broken to pieces & the mules run into the woods & were not recovered the rebels were whipped off with a loss of 13 killed & wounded picked up on the field & twelve (12) wounded men reported to have been carried to a neighboring House but were not seen by our men loss on our side three wounded & eight teamsters & one wagon master missing I telegraphed this to Gen'l Sherman on the statement of a wagon master who