Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thursday, July 31, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee I sent the following report to General Grant at Corinth. HDQRS. FIFTH DIVISION, ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Memphis, Tennessee, July 31, 1862. Colonel JOHN A. RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant-General, Corinth, Miss.: SIR: A scouting party returned last night from … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 31, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee I am so busy with my duties here, I have not found time to write home.  Today, I sent the following letter to my wife, Ellen. TO: ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Memphis, July 31, 1862 Dearest Ellen, When I was … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 30, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee The speculators and traders are supplying the rebels with the money they need for weapons.  Traders from the North are bring thousands of dollars in gold to Memphis for their speculation.  The Jews are especially brazen.  The Confederate … Continue reading

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July 29, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee The weather continues to be dry and dusty.  There is a shortage of water in Memphis.  The civilian courts in Memphis are open and administering such issues as they should. Half a dozen persons were arraigned for using … Continue reading

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Monday, July 28, 1862

The Confederate Cavalry under Joe Wheeler attacked Bolivar and kidnapped speculators, stealing their gold.  They are conducting raids on our railroads.   General Grant has issued orders to limit supplies and spies from crossing our lines to the rebels. GENERAL … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 27, 1862

The Mayor of Memphis, John Park, has inquired of me about maintaining law and order in Memphis.  I communicated my thoughts as follows: TO JOHN PARK Head Qrs. 5th Division Memphis Ten. July 27, i862 John Park Mayor of Memphis … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 27, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee I am ordering my cavalry on a mission to scout the countryside and learn of enemy activity. SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 147. Memphis, July 27, 1862. The Sixth Illinois Cavalry, Colonel Grierson, will tomorrow morning proceed on a … Continue reading

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