Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copy, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 186. On Aug. 25, 1862, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, Iuka, telegraphed to USG. "Granger's scouts in all quiet at front—Very small cavalry forces formed at Marietta and bay springs Scouts from Below only say the same as before—Pickets come up to guntown rebels say they are getting out timber to build bridges—one or two captives left Tupello after months of imprisonment says they are mostly moved away from Tuppillo that there are three 3 divisions at Guntown & saltillo did not see them did see a field filled with graves in a very short time—Says thier soldiers look thin nothing but guerrillas on our Alabama front under a confedate major named Roddy they are plunderers from the valley where property must be confisticated Telegram from Bull head quarters at Dechurd forwarded by courier from Jonesboro orders mitchells division by forced marches to Nashville & paines to Decherd dispatch four days old—Mitchell left florence this morning—Paine is crossing Have scouts out towards columbus—I am strongly impressed with the belief they are all gone east and bull will be badly fooled man—" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent. On Aug. 23, Brig. Gen. Gordon Granger, Rienzi, telegraphed to USG. "Scouts returned yesterday from Marietta & Bay springs & today from near Ripley by 2 routes obtained no information of the Enemy-last news rec'd was that Price was advancing slowly, to Saltillo I beleive there is nothing worth noticing in our front the country is suffering greatly from drouth—" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.
BY TELEGRAPH FROM Corinth [Aug. 25] 186
To MAJ GEN MCCLERNAND
by directions just received from Maj. Gen Halleck you will report Springfield Ills, and assist, Govnor Yates in the organazaton of volunteers, turn over your command to Brig Gen J A Logan if he has not left if he has to Gen Ross 1
U S GRANT
Maj Gen Comdg