The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862 - Vol. 5

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To Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard

Head Quarters Army in the Field
Pittsburg Ten April 9th 1862

GEN G T BEAURIGARD
COMDG CONFEDERATE ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI
MONTEREY TEN
GEN

Your despatch of yesterday is just received. Oweing to the warmth of the weather I deemed it advisable to have all the dead, of both parties buried immediately. Heavy details were made for this purpose and it is now accomplished

There cannot therefore be any necessity of admitting within our lines the parties you desire to send, on the grounds asked

I shall always be glad to extend any courtesy consistent with duty and especially when dictated by humanity

I am Gen Very respectfully
Your Obt Servt
U. S. GRANT
Maj Gen.

LS, DNA, RG 109, Documents Printed in O. R. O. R., I, x, part 1, 111. On April 8, 1862, Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, Monterey, had written to USG. "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 reinforcements, I felt it my duty to withdraw my troops from the immediate scene of conflict. Under these circumstances, in accordance with 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 connexion I deem it proper to say, I am asking only what I have extended to your own countrymen under similar circumstances." LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. O. R., I, x, part 1, 111.

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