“I will ascertain the facts and report again as soon as one of my Staff can visit the Division Commanders.”

Wrote Capt. McLean, “A note from Maj Gen.l Halleck just received states that his order of the 23d for troops of my command to move on yesterday, has only been complied with in part, and directing that a report be immediately made of those who failed to comply with the order, and that they they be arrested.  There were but three Divisions to move, Genl Wallace having moved his before the last rain; Genl Sherman occupying the position thought best for him to retain, and Genl Davies being directed to remain where he is as a reserve and for the purpose of furnishing such details as may be required inside.  Genl.s McClernand & Hurlbut moved yesterday I know, and supposed Genl McKean did also.

“I will ascertain the facts and report again as soon as one of my Staff can visit the Division Commanders.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 70-1

National Archives, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence

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