Corinth & drive the force in front South, they cannot number to exceed ten thousand (10,000)
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88; DLC-Philip H. Sheridan. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 136. On July 30, 1862, USG drafted a telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, covering the latter part of the above message, which was not sent. Copy, DLC-USG, V, 88. On July 31, Halleck telegraphed to USG. "You must judge for yourself the best use to be made of your troops. Be careful not to scatter them too much; also to hold them in readiness to reinforce Buell at Chatanooga, if necessary." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Military Division of the Miss., Letters Received; DLC‐ USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 142. On the same day, Halleck wrote to Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell. "I have directed Maj. Gen. Grant to be prepared to reinforce you if you should find the enemy too strong at Chattanooga." Copy, Buell Papers, TxHR. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 236.
Head Qrs Disct of West Tenn
Corinth, Miss. July 31, 1862
To HON S P CHASE
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Large quantities of salt flour, liquors and other articles of use and luxury are being shipped by the way of the Tennessee river