Head Quarters, Dist. of West Ten.
Memphis, July 2d 1862
COL. B. H. GRIERSON
COMD. G U. S. FORCES
It will be necessary to retain your command where they are for the present. The troops at LaFayette and Moscow 1 will be geting their supplies from here for the present and it will be the duty of your command to give them all the protection possible on both sides of Germantown. 2
Try to keep yourself posted as to the position of the rebel cavalry and the time trains will be passing. When necessary move your forces to strengthen the escorts accompanying them. 3
Send your wagons with the first train coming this way for your camp equipage and supplies. 4
Peacibly disposed citizens are not to be annoyed but those undoubtedly giving information to the enemy may be arrested and sent here with the charges against them stated. In cases of arrest take no private property from the prisoner except fire arms.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com