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. On Aug. 20, 1862, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "You will report whether the Genl muster ordered to be made on the 18th inst. was so made, & if not, you will cause it to be made immediately." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received.
On Aug. 8, Maj. John A. Rawlins had issued General Orders No. 71 directing a general muster. Copies, DLC-USG, V, 12, 13, 14, 95; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders; ibid., RG 94, 21st Ill., Order Book. On Aug. 28, Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby telegraphed to USG asking how many copies of the muster USG required. Telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received. On Sept. 4, 1st Lt. Theodore S. Bowers issued General Orders No. 80. "Division Commanders throughout this Military District will at once appoint and cause to be organized and convened within their respective Divisions, Courts of Inquiry, as Provided by Section three of General Orders, No 92, A. G. O. War Department, and all applications made by officers who were reported absent without lawful cause at the General Muster on the 18th day of August 1862, to be restored to rank and Pay in the service; shall be heard and passed upon and reported without delay, through the proper military channels to the Head Quarters of the Army at Washington." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 12, 13, 14, 95; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders. On Sept. 10, Brig. Gen. Leonard F. Ross telegraphed to USG. "Troops returned on the 18th of Aug absent without leave if they dont return by the thirty first Aug how should they be stricken from the Rolls—" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.
On Sept. 22, a court of inquiry at Columbus, Ky., found that 1st Lt. George H. Tracy, 15th U. S. Inf., reported absent at the muster of Aug. 18, held a valid medical pass at the time. On Sept. 26, USG endorsed the report. "Respectfully forwarded to Headquarters of the Army, Washington D. C. for approval of the proper authorities" ES, ibid., RG 94, Letters Received.
Aug 21st 2. P M 1862
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF.
Two Steamers are said to have been captured by Guerrillas on the Tennessee on the 18th. Steamer Terry has gone down armed with four 4 guns & a company of Sharp Shooters 1 General Tuttle informed me that three 3 new Regiments were to