jor-General C. F. Smith in command of expedition, and remain yourself at Fort Henry.
Why do you not obey my orders to report strength and position of your command?
Grant replied on the 5th: Your dispatch of yesterday is just received.
Troops will be sent under command of Major-General Smith, as directed.
I had prepared a different plan, intending General Smith to command the forces which should go to Paris and Humboldt, while I would command the expedition upon Eastport, Corinth, and Jackson, in person. . . I am not aware of ever having disobeyed any order from your headquarters—certainly never intended such a thing.
I have reported almost daily the condition of my command, and reported every position occupied. . . In conclusion, I will say that you may rely on my carrying out your instructions in every particular to the best of my ability.
On the 6th, Halleck telegraphed to Grant: General McClellan directs that you report to me daily the number and position of the forces u