command of the Post and Garrison of Corinth, Miss. and will relieve Major Genl. Cadwallader." DS, ibid., RG 94, Special Orders, District of West Tenn.; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Special Orders; DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 167.
August 3d 1862
BRIG. GENL. J. A. LOGAN
Your Note of yesterday asking Me to appoint Cap't Carroll on My Staff and assign him to yours is received I would be most happy to do so if it was in My power, But it is only on the Staff of Major General of the regular Army, Commanding Departments that this can be done I am Neither in the regular service Nor am I commanding a Department.
Your course to pursue is to apply directly to the President to have Cap't Carroll appointed on the Staff of one of the regular Major Generals, Wool 1 for instance and assigned to you to take date from the time the Captain entered upon his duties so as to give him the pay.
As you say, I can testify to the Efficiency and credit due to Captain Carroll and will be pleased to see him receive the appointment saught.
Your Obedient Sv't
U. S. GRANT