hour prevents sending this through Major-General Buell, commanding. You will please therefore notify him of this detail. No
artillery and but one company of cavalry will be required. Instructions will be given after your troops are embarked.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
O. R., I, lii, part 1, 235. See preceding letter.
To Capt. Nathaniel H. McLean
Head Quarters Disct of W. Tenn
Pittsburgh, April 14, 1862
CAPT N. H. MCLEAN
A. A GENL. DEPT OF THE MISS
I would respectfully request that Genl Davis
1 be ordered to
take Command of the 2nd Division, ( Genl Smith and McArthur
of that Division being unable for service) without delay
I am Capt Very Respcty
Your Obt Servt
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, lii, part 1, 236. On April 15, 1862, Capt. Nathaniel H. McLean
endorsed this letter. "General Grant will assign General Davies to such command as he may deem best for the service." Ibid., p. 237.
Thomas A. Davies of N. Y., USMA 1829, resigned from the U. S. Army
on Oct. 31, 1831, and spent the following thirty years as an engineer working on
the Croton Aqueduct and as a merchant in New York City. On May 15, 1861, he
was appointed col., 16th N. Y., and on March 7, 1862, was confirmed as brig.
gen. On April 14, Capt. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 54. "Brig
Genl Thomas A Davies having reported for duty to Maj Genl Grant is hereby
assigned to the Command of the 2nd Division of the Army in the Field." Copies,
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1973.
Page number: 44.
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