be granted." Copies, ibid., Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Received from the War Dept.; DLC-USG, V, 93.
Before Vicksburg March 13th 1863
CAPT A. R. EDDY. A. Q. M.
My attention has been called to the fact unofficially, that monies received in this Department from rents of rebel property confiscated cotton &c are not used within the Department. Col Reynolds has never mentioned this to me, and I do not know that such are the facts. If they are however I want them corrected, and will give an order that the funds collected from all sources be turned over to the cheif Quartermaster for distribution among the various Quartermasters
This will not of course prevent your keeping so much of such funds as are required to run your end of the machine.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 19, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
Head Quarters Dept of the Tenn
Before Vicksburg Miss
March 14th 1863
MAJ GEN J B MCPHERSON
COMM'DG 17TH ARMY CORPS
I send a steamer for the purpose of bulk heading two or more steamers to be used as rams in case of necessity