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

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To Col. William W. Lowe

Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Pittsburgh, April 15th 1862.

COL. W. W. LOWE
COMMDG FORT. HENRY.
COLONEL:

Send the 52nd Ind. Regt. to this place without delay. They will bring with them all their transportation, baggage &c.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servant.
U. S. GRANT
Major. Genl.

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.


To Julia Dent Grant

Pittsburg Ten
April 15th 1862

DEAR JULIA,

I am now living in camp about half a mile from the river preparing my army for the field. Gen. Halleck is here in command of the whole, Buell & myself commanding our seperate armies. 1 I am looking for a speedy move, one more fight and then easy sailing to the close of the war. I really will feel glad when this thing is over. The battle at this place was the most desperate that has ever taken place on the Continant and I dont look for another like it. I suppose you have read a greatdeel about the battle in the papers and some quite contradictory ? I will come in again for heaps of abuse from persons who were not here.

I sent you Simps watch and bought me a plain silver one.

-47-

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