of the last men in the world whom we would knowingly permit to be unjustly treated in these columns, and because we are confident our correspondent has not intentionally treated him unjustly." Ibid., Aug. 19, 1862.
Isham's colleague, Thomas M. Cook, then at Cairo and writing under the pseudonym "K," also found himself in trouble. On Aug. 8, Col. Thomas E. G. Ransom, 11th Ill., Cairo, telegraphed to USG. "In persuiance of your telegraphic order to Genl Strong, I have ordered all news Reports to be Submitted to these Head Quarters for approval before being transmitted over the lines" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received. On Aug. 21, the Chicago Times published a dispatch dated Aug. 19, over the signature of Cook and approved by Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle, in which Cook confessed to having made "misstatements" about Brig. Gen. William K. Strong and the provost marshal at Cairo. Justin E. Walsh, To Print the News and Raise Hell!: A Biog- raphy of Wilbur F. Storey (Chapel Hill, 1968), pp. 35, 116-17, 177-79.
August 8th 1862
HON. A. BLAIR,
GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN, LANSING.
Your letter of the 1st inst. relative to the resignation of Col. F. Quinn 1 is just received.
The resignation refered to passed through these Head Quarters on the 1st, the day your letter was written, and was endorsed and immediately forwarded to Head Quarters of the Department, St. Louis.