hesitation in recommending him even for a grade higher. His duties, and the manner in which they have been performed both would, in that event, entitle him to it.
I have the honor to be,
with great respect
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. U. S. A.
ALS, ICarbS. On May 7, 1864, the U. S. Senate confirmed Robert Allen's appointment as brig. gen.
Feby 4th 1864.
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
Arrived here five 5 P. M today. Sherman leaves Vicksburg the 27th. Many troops have gone to Mobile, mostly from North Carolina and Charleston
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40,94.
On Jan. 30, 1864, Brig. Gen. Hugh T. Reid, Cairo, telegraphed to USG. "General order number seventeen makes Illinois a part of the Northern Dept and Gen'l Heintzleman sends order here requiring reports to be made to him. Is it not the intention that the Post of Cairo should be excepted" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On Feb. 4, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck. "Cairo III and Jeffersonville Indiana bear such relations to each department of the Tennessee and Ohio that I respectfully request they be assigned accordingly" Telegram received (dated Feb. 5), ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies (dated Feb. 4), ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94.
On Feb. 5, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "Gov Johnson is consolidating the Eighth and Tenth Tenn. Cavalry The latter not yet mustered in To facilitate