much better effect." Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, McClernand Papers, IHi. On July 16, McClernand again telegraphed to USG. "The unmasking my front from Corinth to Memphis makes it necessary that I should withdraw a regiment of Infantry and most of my cavalry now at Booneville; I deem it now vital that the troops North of me to Union City should be under my command so that in common with those now under my command they might be handled so as to meet emergencies. Six companies of cavalry now at Humbolt are not needed there. Col. Leggett remains temporarily at Grand Junction." Copy, ibid. See telegram to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand, July 17, 1862.
Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Corinth, Miss July 17, 1862
GENERAL ORDERS No 62.
In compliance with Special Field Orders No 161. from Head Quarters, Dept of the Miss, Corinth, Miss. July 16, 1862: the undersigned takes the command of all the troops embraced in the Army of the Tenn, the Army of the Miss, and Districts of Miss and Cairo.
All reports and returns required by Army Regulations, and existing orders will be made to the Dist Head Quarters, Corinth, Miss.
U. S. GRANT
Maj Gen. U. S. Vols.