“I predict an important command where in the course of events we may cooperate”

Gen. Rosecrans is apparently going to receive a promotion for his victory at Corinth.  I passed along a telegram from Gen. Halleck to him.

Head Quarters Dept. of West Tenn.

Jackson Tenn Oct. 23d 1862

Maj. Genl. Rosecrans,

 

The following dispatch is just this moment received.

 

Major-General GRANT, Jackson, Tenn.:

You will direct Major-General Rosecrans to immediately repair to Cincinnati, where he will receive orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

 

Turn your command to Hamilton.  I will send Quimby to take his division.  Can you get in your report of the “Battle of Corinth” before starting?  I would like to have it if possible.

 

I predict an important command where in the course of events we may cooperate.

 

U.S. Grant

Maj. Genl.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 182

National Archives, RG 393, Army of the Mississippi, Telegrams Received

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