on April 10 condemned Col. Crafts J. Wright and the 13th Mo. (later renamed 22 Ohio). Col. James M. Tuttle reported to McArthur that Wright had refused to obey orders to pursue the enemy on April 8. O. R., I, x, part 1, 149. Col. C. Carroll Marsh reported to Maj. Mason Brayman that Wright had refused to obey orders to stop the retreat of his regt. on April 6 until threatened with arrest. Ibid., p. 134. On the other hand, Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman added a favorable endorsement to Wright's undated report. Ibid., p. 160. On Sept. 9, 1st Lt. Theodore S. Bowers issued Special Orders No. 189. "The resignation of Col. Crafts J. Wright, 22nd Regt Ohio Vol. Infy, is hereby accepted to take effect this day. The resignation of Lieut. Col. Benjamin F. Wright, 22nd Regt Ohio Vol. Infy, is hereby accepted to take effect this day." DS, DNA, RG 94, Special Orders, District of West Tenn.; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Special Orders; DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87.
On Aug. 29, USG wrote to Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas. "I herewith transmit Proceedings of Board of Examination, in cases of Col C. J. Wright and Lt Col Benj F Wright 22nd Ohio Infty" Copies, ibid., V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. On Oct. 1, Thomas telegraphed to USG. "Have you accepted the resignation of Col Crafts J. Wright or Lt Col B F. Wright 22d Ohio Vols—& if so when." Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Miscellaneous Letters Received; copies, ibid., RG 94, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88. On Oct. 2, USG telegraphed to Thomas. "The resignations of Col Crafts J Wright & Lt Col F B Wright twenty secd Ohio Vols were accepted Sept 9th & Copy of Order & original Resignation forwarded to you" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Received (Bound, Press); copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88. On Oct. 3, Col. Edward D. Townsend issued AGO Special Orders No. 275 revoking previous orders which had dismissed the Wrights from the service. Copy, DLC-USG, V, 93.
Corinth Aug 10th 1862
Yesterday instructions were given to allow Col Delworth, 1 and two other Citizens to protect their homes, even to the extent