to the Adjt. Genl of the Army. TheOfficer next in rank in his Division will immediately take command." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 117.
John B. S. Todd of Ky., USMA 1837, moved with his parents to Ill., served in the U. S. Army until he resigned as capt. on Sept. 16, 1856, then spent the next five years as sutler at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory. Elected delegate from Dakota in 1861, he received a recess appointment as brig. gen. of vols. on Sept. 19, and his appointment expired July 17, 1862, because Congress failed to act on it.
Corinth July 22nd 1862
BRIG GENL ROSECRANS
I have made the order, requested in your telegram of yesterday, and ordered the force at Hamburg 1 to join their Regt as soon as relieved.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copy, DNA, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On July 21, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to Maj. John A. Rawlins. "Ask the Maj Genl. Comdg to please order the regt. at Pittsburg Landing to send a battalion to releive three (3) companies of the 80th Ohio, I have at Hamburgh landing—Reasons the Maj Comdg isinefficient. The troops are demoralized & some of the officers have been stealing. The regt at Pittsburg Landing is a good one & both posts will be under our commander Please answer" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., 16th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent.