Corinth July 18th 1862
Morgans Division will be under your Command as before. It will be impossible to furnish other Cavalry than that attached to the old Army of the Mississippi, for the present all points of the district are calling for more Cavalry and as I know from personal observations the wants of all parts, except that to be occupied by Genl. Morgan, I will soon be able to make the proper distribution
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 18, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "I take it for granted that Genl Morgans division while preforming the duties assigned will remain under my command Should that be the intention please Telegraph Genl Thomas to send down the best map or sketch of the Country he can. I will try to send a cavalry brigade but this demand on our already over taxed cavalry is a grave matter cant some of Thomas cavalry be left" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent.
Head Quarters Dist of West. Tenn.
Corinth, Miss July 19th 1862.
MAJOR GEN. H. W. HALLECK.
ST LOUIS Mo.
Mr. Whitfield, 1 a prisoner declining to take the oath has a number of negro women and children here that he desires to send to his cousins living south of our lines. Have I authority to let them go ?
U. S. GRANT