imprisoned by the rebels and escaped after two unsuccessful attempts bringing with him the irons with which he was manacled at Tupello and I learn the following important facts—Bragg with a large force left Tupello on the 7th the date of his flag of truce letter to Genl Halleck, for the East marching by Peakeville toward Chatanoogo—a small force left Tupello for Mobile July 1st there has been additional forces sent from Tupello to Saltillo—Bradfutes cavalry is at Fulton—Thos Jordan commands at Saltillo—Price is at Priceville six miles east of Tupello a brigade is half west of Tupello no troops any further west— total force in that vicinity will not exceed 20 000 no troops were seen by him north of New Albany except a fiew strooling cavalry" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 107. On the same day, Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Two (2) dispatches from Genl Davis of the 4th disision at Jacinto give contradictory reports—The former that the enemy were moving from Jacinto to Saltillo the other that they were concentrating at Big Spring factory 15 miles south east of Jacinto and 25 miles south from Iuka that they imagine we are reduced in numbers and intend to attack Jacinto and Corinth. They say our guardsabout Corinth are badly posted and their spies go where they please. While I do not credit the report of their intended attack on Jacinto I have given Davis orders to be prepared to fight or fall back sending his baggage before him on this position I have also given Morgan notice of the report—His Division will be in Bainsville tomorrow and at Iuka next day and evening. I venture to suggest Davis division requires caution as to its guard duty" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, District of West Tenn., Letters Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 108. See letter to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, July 23, 1862.
Corinth [July] 21. 
ADJT GENL OF THE ARMY,
Has Brig Genl J B S Todd been confirmed If not he wishes to be relieved as soon as possible.
U. S. GRANT.
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Received (Press). On July 22, 1862, Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas telegraphed to USG. "Brigadier General J. B. S. Todd has not been confirmed." Copies, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Unbound); ibid., RG 94, Letters Sent. On July 24, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 143. "Brig. Gen. J. B. S. Todd is, at his own request, is hereby relieved from duty with this Army. He will report in person or by letter