nection with a Brigr-ship in the Regular Army, though of course it is very gratifying to know that it is so, Sherman richly deserves the position and I earnestly hope he will get it—" ALS, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received.
July 22d 1863
Encamp your Corps where it will be pleasant and healthy until further orders. I have not got the transportation to move you now owing to the unexpected calls that have been made for boats and have no instructions yet from the Gen. in Chief. I telegraphed him to know if your Corps was to return to Burnside's Dept. 1
U. S. GRANT
ALS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 543. On July 21, 1863, 2:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, "Messengers," telegraphed to USG. "My advance reached this point this P M Gen Sherman Ordered us to return to our old camp at Milldale & report by letter in advance our men suffered today from the heat but will probably be able to move tomorrow In case we are to take transports shall we march to Snyders Bluff or Vicksburg the courier will wait a reply at the telegraph office" Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Dept. of the Tenn. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 539. On July 25, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside telegraphed to USG. "When may we expect the 9th Corps up. I congratulate you upon your continued success." Copies, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Ohio (Cincinnati), Telegrams Sent; ibid., Dept. of the Ohio and Cumberland, Telegrams Sent. On July 31, Maj. Theodore S. Bowers issued Special Orders No. 207. "The 9th Army Corps, General J. G. Park, Commanding will return to the Department of the Ohio, as rapidly as transportation can be provided. On arriving at Cairo, General Parke, will telegraph to the General-in-Chief of the Army, and to Major General Burnside for further instructions The Provost Marshal General of this Army, will send North all prisoners of war not authorized to be paroled, in charge of the 9th Army Corps. They will be left at Indianapolis or such other point as the General-in-Chief, may direct. In returning the 9th Army Corps, to its former command, it is with pleasure that the General Commanding acknowledges its valuable services in the campaign just now closed. Arriving at Vicksburg opportunely, taking position to hold at bay Johnstons army then threatening the forces investing the City, it was ready and eager to assume the aggressive at any moment. After the fall of Vicksburg it formed a part of the army which