BY TELEGRAPH FROM Memphis [July 9] 186
To MAJ GENL. HALLECK
I understand the Hospital at Mound City is being broken up. Cannot a portion of the furniture be ordered here ?
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Telegrams Received; ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC‐ USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88. On July 7, 1862, Brig. Gen. William K. Strong, Cairo, and the members of the Cairo Commission, George S. Boutwell, Charles A. Dana, Shelby M. Cullom, and Thomas Means, wrote to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton protesting the proposed closing of the Mound City hospital on the grounds that the cost of erecting a similar facility would be $100,000, while the Mound City hospital cost the government only $2,000 per year in rent. Copy, DNA, RG 107, Letters Received. On July 11, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Hospital at Mound City not to be broken up. Orders of Surgeon Genl countermanded by Secty of War." ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 108, Telegrams Sent; telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.