restrained from expressing them direct. What do you think of my answering him in a kind tone and holding out to him a hope of again serving, with modified notions. At Shiloh he was laggard, but has he no good qualities which, with proper cultivation, might save his honor and be of use to the service?
August 27, 1863.
I think Judge Sharkey is at his plantation on the Bogasha, near the mouth of Big Black,. A Mobile paper of the 22nd announced that our cavalry expedition to Grenada has destroyed the place and a vast amount of railroad stock there, and that Gillmore's guns have leveled the walls of Fort Sumter. Ask Rawlins for a copy of the dispatch.
W. T. SHERMAN,
STEVENSON, ALA., August 27, 1863.
(Received 12.20 a. m., 28th.)
Corps in same position as yesterday. Bridge preparations going forward. General Crittenden dispatches this evening that prisoners say* the Chattanooga Rebel, of yesterday, reports Charleston fallen and Lee whipped by Meade; and that Burnside's advance whipped [Forrest?] at Kingston on Tuesday. Van Cleve has sent couriers to open communication with Burnside.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
WASHINGTON, August 27, 1863-1.20 p. m.
No officers of engineers holding the rank of brigadier-general are available to fill General Morton's place except General W. F. Smith and General Benham.
GEO. W. CULLUM,
Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Stevenson, Ala., August 27, 1863.
Brigadier General ANDREW JOHNSON,
Military Governor, Tennessee:
GOVERNOR: If consistent with your orders from the President, I wish to place under your orders the building of the Northwestern
*Telegram as received by General Halleck reads, "General Crittenden's dispatches this morning say," &c.