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 ORDERS, No. 65. HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Corinth, Miss., July 28, 1862.

I. Hereafter no passes will be given to citizens of States in rebellion to pass our lines at any of the stations from Tuscumbia to Memphis, including Bolivar, except to persons employed on secret service, and to those only by generals commanding divisions.

II. Deserters from the rebel army, or those claiming to be such, presenting themselves to the outer guards will be taken prisoners and sent under guard to the nearest commanding officer, who will give them a thorough examination and will only release them on their taking the oath of allegiance and his conviction that the persons so released take the oath in good faith and with the intention of going North.

III. Goods will not be permitted to pass out in any direction where they may be carried south of our lines, nor persons except when employed in secret service, and then only on permits from division commanders.

By order of Maj.-Gen. Grant: JNO. A. RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant-Gen.

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