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

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Rawlins is confined to his bed and is likely to be so for so long a time that I have ordered him home until he is able to take the field again. 5 Bowers will have to take his place during his absence.

I have just received three letters from home one from father, one from Mary and one to you from Alice Tweed 6 which I enclose with this. From fathers letter they are very anxious to have Jess. He asks in all earnestness to let Jess. go to Covington to stay altogether. He says tell him that he will give him a house and lot in the City if he will go

Remember me to your Pa, and all at home. Kisses for yourself and the children.

ULYS.

ALS, DLC-USG.

1.
See letter to Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman, April 15, 1862.
2.
See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Aug. 22, 1862.
3.
See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Aug. 21, 1862.
4.
See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Aug. 20, 1862.
5.
On Aug. 22, 1862, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 171. "In pursuance of Special authority from Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. dated July 28th, 1862, leave of absence for twenty days, is hereby granted to Major John A Rawlins, Asst. Adjt. Genl, District of West. Tenn. of which he is now permitted to take the benefit." DS, DNA, RG 94, Special Orders, District of West Tenn.; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Special Orders; DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87. On Aug. 29, at a dinner held at Galena, Ill., Rawlins delivered an hour-long speech in defense of USG. Galena Daily Advertiser, Aug. 30, 1862.
6.
See letter to Julia Dent Grant, May 16, 1862, note 2.

To Col. Robert Allen

BY TELEGRAPH FROM Grants Hd Qrs. [Aug. ] 23 186[2]

To GEN'L ROBT ALLEN
CHIEF Q M

At present the Tennessee is not reliable for sending up supplies They railroad is abundantly able to do it. I will have the Tennessee open in a few days & the Cumberland as far as

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