War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0034 Chapter XXIX. WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.

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CORINTH, VIA CAIRO, June 26, 1862-7.40 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

When I took command of this department the gun and mortar boats were placed under my orders. I am led to infer from one of your telegrams that a charge has been made. If so, I have never been notified of it. I received no information of the whereabouts or movements of gunboats. Under such circumstances it is impossible to co-operate. I have no official information of any of our gunboats an Arkansas, and General Curtis telegraphed yesterday that he could hear nothing of them, while a rebel gunboat is destroying large amounts of cotton on White River.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

CORINTH, June 26, 1862.

Colonel T. J. HAINES, Saint Louis:

As There is much scurvy in this army it is important that you supply vegetables and anti-scorbutic as plentifully as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., June 26, 1862.

Brigadier-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Army of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: General Hurlbut reported last night that the enemy was moving against him at La Grange. Push a cavalry force through Ripley toward Holly Springs to threaten their flank, and support the movement with infantry and artillery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CORINTH, June 26, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

Send two additional divisions on the road toward Holly Springs via Ripley. Hurlbut reports that Prince, Van Dorn, and Breckinridge are at Coldwater with 30,000 men.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, CENTRAL ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Trenton, Tenn., June 26, 1862.

Brigadier-General QUINBY,

Commanding District of the Mississippi, Columbus, Ky.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report my arrival at this point yesterday with the First Kansas Regiment, Seventh Wisconsin Battery, and four companies of Sixth Illinois Cavalry. I have divided the Sixty-second Illinois Regiment into three detachments and stationed them