BY TELEGRAPH FROM Oxford [Dec. 9, 1862]
To MAJ GEN ROSECRANS
The following despatch just recd—Washington Eleven five A M to Maj Genl Grant Oxford,
Rolls Genl Rosecrans prisoner have not arrived cannot duplicate be sent exchange cannot be made till they are recd rolls of aboutone thousand delivered at vicksburg by capt E M Wood 1 C. S. have been received
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91. On Dec. 9, 1862, Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "The duplicates were left with the official reports at Corinth Gen McKeans officers gave one of them to the Rebel officers" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Sent; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On Dec. 10, Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, Corinth, telegraphed to Col. William Hoffman. "I find in the old P. M. Genl office Rolls of prisoners taken at Iuka Corinth & Hatchie. Shall they be copied for safety before sending or sent by messengers" Telegram received, ibid.
On Dec. 1, Hoffman had telegraphed to USG. "To effect exchanges duplicate rolls of prisoners captured by Genl Rosecrans are required. Have any been forwarded, where." ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 249, Letters Sent (Press); telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received. On