previous next

[567] the advanced pickets will give notice of the approach of the enemy. You will collect together as much cavalry as you shall think necessary, to act as mounted pickets and guards on the roads leading into Monterey, placing them sufficiently far in advance to give timely notice of the approach of the enemy.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


Propose in my name an exchange of prisoners under flag of truce, according to scale established by Federal War Department, as soon as possible. The exchange to be made by river, my prisoners being at Memphis, en route for interior.


Headquarters army of the Mississippi, April 8th, 1862.
Maj.-Genl. U. S. Grant, Comdg. U. S. Forces near Pittsburg, Tenn.:
Sir,—At the close of the conflict of yesterday, my forces being exhausted by the extraordinary length of time during which they were engaged with yours on that and the preceding day, and it being apparent that you had received, and were still receiving, large reinforcements, I felt it my duty to withdraw my troops from the immediate scene of conflict.

Under these circumstances, in accordance with the usages of war, I shall transmit this under a flag of truce, to ask permission to send a mounted party to the battle-field of Shiloh, for the purpose of giving decent interment to my dead.

Certain gentlemen wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity to remove the remains of their sons and friends, I must request for them the privilege of accompanying the burial party, and in this connection I deem it proper to say, that I am asking only what I have extended to your own countrymen, under similar circumstances.

Respectfully, General, your obedient servant,


Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 8th, 1862.
Brig.-Genl. J. R. Chalmers:
General,—The general commanding wishes that your movements, if practicable, shall conform strictly with those of General Breckinridge at the Mickey House.

Respectfully, General, your obedient servant,

Thomas Jordan, A. Adj.-Genl.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 9th, 1862.
Genl. John C. Breckinridge, Comdg. Rear Guard, etc.:
General,—Your note of this morning has been laid before the General, who


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Comdg (4)
G. T. Beauregard (3)
Thomas Jordan (1)
G. N. Hollins (1)
U. S. Grant (1)
James R. Chalmers (1)
John C. Breckinridge (1)
J. C. Breckinridge (1)
John Adams (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
April 8th, 1862 AD (3)
April 9th, 1862 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: