counts of these disbursments to be presented for their Examination, weekly, and they will be held responsible that these accounts are properly kept.
5th. All such accounts will be open for inspection to the Inspector General of the Department at any time he may call for them
By order of
Major General U S Grant.
JNO A RAWLINS
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
DS, DNA, RG 94, Dept. of the Tenn., General Orders; copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., General and Special Orders; ibid., Special Orders; DLC-USG, V, 26, 27, 91. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 405.
Head Quarters, 13th Army Corps
Oxford Miss, Dec. 13th 1862
HIS EXCELLENCY A. LINCOL
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON D. C.
Permit me to renew a recommendation for the promotion of an officer that I have made some four or five times before. I refer to Col. C. C. Marsh. Col. Marsh has been under my command since the 1st of Sept./61. Has sustained himself as a regimental and brigade commander with great credit to himself and has won promotion on more than one field of battle.
At Fredericktown Mo. Forts Henry & Donelson and Shiloh he played a conspicuous part. His promotion would not only reward merit but would secure to the service a man well qualified to command all the troops his rank might entitle him to command.
I will add that Col. Marsh has been frequently recommended