Oliver, John M. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

At this place Genl McArthur took command of the Division and my command was again attached to Col Olivers Brigade. And here I wish to return my sincere thanks to these Gallant Officers for their many favors bestowed on the 16 Regt on our march to Ripley and back to this place.

Oliver, John M. – December 9, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Col Advance to the open fields over looking the Chewalla bottom I am here. and will send my cavalry down to Chewalla. Keep the same order of advance keeping flankers out picking up stragglers thru Brigades encamped here and left at 10 O. C. A.M.

Oliver, John M. – November 14, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

head Quarters McArthurs Division Left Wing, Army of the Tenn, Near Grand Junction Tennessee Nov 14th 1862 To His Excellency, Gov Blair Mich Sir – I take pleasure in calling your attention to the following and respectfully ask your cooper ation in the matter. Col J. M. Oliver 15th Mich Infty has been in command of the 2d Brigade of this Division since the battle of Shiloh until now, much of the time under my command and in positions where I had a good opportunity of judging of his abilities as a Brigade commander.

Oliver, John M. – October 13, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Head Quarters 2nd Brigade 6” Division Camp Near Corinth Miss Oct 13” 1862 Capt I Bates Dickson A A Gen’l 6” Div. Sir. I have the honor to report the part taken by the 2nd Brigade of your division in the series of operations between Chewalla and Corinth. At the Battle of Corinth and the pursuit of the enemy to Ripley. The Division being at first under command of Brig. Gen’l McKean and afterwards under command of Brig Genl. McArthur. I had made a report embracing as concisely as possible the whole of its operations and submit the same report to both of those officers.