I respectfully refer to the recommendation given Lt. Callender by Col. T. J. Haines, C. S. in a letter addressed to the Com.y Gen. of the Army, of Jan.y 26th 1864.
I have the honor to be
very respectfully, your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, DNA, RG 94, ACP, C1471 CB 1864. The letter of Col. Thomas J. Haines is ibid. In a letter of March 6, 1864, from Maj. Franklin D. Callender to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck urging the appointment of his brother, a copy of USG's letter was enclosed. Ibid. No appointment followed.
St Louis, Mo. Jany 31st 1864.
MAJ GEN'L W. T. SHERMAN.
COM'DG DEPT OF THE TENN.
I understand the authorities at Memphis, Tenn, have seized the little steamer "Wenona," to be used as a Picket Boat. If not absolutely necessary for the public service I wish you would order her release. I know the owner of the Wenona, and have for years, and if there is a person on the Miss. River who will conform to regulations and restrictions without watching, it is Mr. C. W. Ford, one of the owners of this Steamer. For this reason I would myself exempt his steamer from seizure if another could be got suitable for the purpose required.
I come here to see my oldest boy who has been dangerously ill of Typhoid Pneumonia. He is now regarded by his Physician as out of danger. I leave here this afternoon. 1
U. S GRANT.
Copy, Parsons Papers, IHi.