Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 19, 1862, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, Tuscumbia, Ala., telegraphed to USG. "Please send up four companies at once by railt o relieve the provost guard stationed at this place" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Dept. of the Cumberland, 1st Division, District of the Ohio, Letters Sent. On the same day, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "I directed Capt Taylor to telegraph for transportation for the four companies you ordered to be sent to Tuscumbia & have received the following reply. 'We cannot send out trains by orders from the Quartermasters. It must be from Military Authority' JAMES C M MCCIBBON Col please give the required orders" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. Rosecrans's copy reads, "Please give the requisite orders" On the same day, USG telegraphed to Rosecrans. "The object of sending Genl Morgan, East of here, is to protect the road and Telegraph, within the district assigned to him, the best method of scouring this End be adopted." Copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 20, Brig. Gen. James B. McPherson telegraphed to Rosecrans that there was still some confusion about the disposition of troops. Copy, ibid.
Corinth July 20th 1862
MAJ. GENL. BUELL
The following information is received here and seems to be reliable Bragg left Tupolo on the 7th with a large force and marched east probably towards Chatanooga There has also been a movement towards this place but I think nothing for‐ minable
Genl. U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Ohio and Cumberland, Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 188. On July 20, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "From a gentleman whom I know who was