Memphis July 10th/62
MAJ. GENL. HALLECK.
I would respectfully suggest the propriety of sending to this place some seige guns for the fortifications now being built, 4 eight inch howitzers and about 6 others, say 24 pound howitzers could be advantageously located.
McAllister's Battery now at Jackson, would answer for the latter.
U S. GRANT Maj. Genl.
Telegram, copies, DNA, 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, 9, 88. On July 11, 1862, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Capt Prime, corps of engrs. has gone to Memphis. Consult him about siege guns. They can be taken from Fort Pillow, or the Kentucky batteries near Island No 10." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 108, Telegrams Sent; telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received. See telegrams to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, July 1, 7, 1862.