Do not even remember what she looked like. —Mrs. Perkins has
not made her appearance with the fleet and cannot get there.
Orders prohibit women from coming down and those who do
smuggle themselves down are hunted up by the detectives and
ordered back. —I will sign the deed you send me and forward
with this if it can be done without going before a Notary. If this
is required I will go before a Judge Advocate and sign and forward as soon as possible.
Go home and make a visit and do as I say here. It is not atal
probable that I will be up the river again until the decisive action
takes place, and whilst here you cannot come down.
Kisses for yourself and children dear Julia. I will send for you
whenever it is proper that you should come.
Virginia Grant, USG's sister.
S. A. Martha Canfield of Medina, Ohio, was the widow of Lt. Col. Herman
Canfield, 72nd Ohio, who died of wounds received at Shiloh. Mrs. Canfield
devoted herself to war relief activities which included the organization of a
"colored orphans' asylum" at Memphis. John Y. Simon, ed., The Personal Memoirs
of Julia Dent Grant (New York, 1975), pp. 99-101; History of Medina County
and Ohio (Chicago, 1881), p. 336. On June 15, 1863, Mrs. Canfield, St. Louis,
wrote a lengthy letter to USG mentioning her recent visit to him at Walnut Hills,
quoting President Abraham Lincoln as praising USG, and complaining that Brig.
Gen. Napoleon B. Buford at Cairo permitted a C. S. A. officer on parole to visit
his hd. qrs. ALS, USG 3.
To Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter
Head Quarters Dept. of the Tenn.
Before Vicksburg Feby. 14th, 1863
ADMIRAL D. D. PORTER
COMD'G MISS. SQUADRON
I will give directions to have Willow Point
1 visited as you
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1979.
Page number: 322.
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