in about 10 days. If you have time I should like to have a word from you. —When the weather shall get a little cooler, I intend to visit you." ALS, USG 3.
Head Quarters, Dist. of West Ten.
Corinth, July 23d 1862
MAJ. GEN. H. W. HALLECK
COMD. G DEPT. OF THE MISS.
Since you left here the greatest vigilance has been kept up by our Cavalry to the front but nothing absolutely certain of the movements of the enemy have been learned. 1 It is certain however that a movement has taken place from Tupello. In what direction or for what purpose is not so certain. Deserters and escaped prisoners concur in this statement but all concuring so nearly I doubt whether they have not been misled with the view of having the information reach us. It would seem from these statements that a large force moved on the 7th of this month towards Chatanooga. That Price was at Tupello on the 17th and made a speech to his command promising to take them back to Mo. through Ky. That his ordnance and provision train had moved Westward with seventeen days rations and he has likely followed ere this. 2