ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 432. On Feb. 27, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "I would name Brig Genls R S. Granger and A. C Gillett [Gillem] as members of a Court of inquiry Lieut Col J. H. Stokes Judge Advocate" 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 Feb. 28, 11:45 A. M., Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Please state what kind of an order you wish for a court of Inquiry & what it is to inquire into." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94.
Nashville February 6th 1864.
MAJ GENERAL G. H THOMAS
Reports of Scouts make it evident that Johnson has removed most of his available force from your front, two Divisions going to Longstreet. Longstreet has also been reenforced by troops from the East. This makes it evident the enemy intend to secure East Tennessee if they can, and I intend to drive them out or get whipped this month. For this purpose, you will have to detatch at least ten‐ thousand men besides Stanley's Division. More will be better. I can partially releive the vaccum at Chattanooga by troops from Logans command. It will not be necessary to take Artillery or wagons to Knoxville, but all the serviceable Artillery horses should be taken, to use on Artillery already there. Six mules to each two hundred men should also be taken if you have them to spare. Let me know how soon you can start.
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; ibid., Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Received. Printed as sent at 2:30 P. M. in O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 337. On Feb. 8, 1864, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch of 2 P. M. Feby. Sixth was received that evening but only so much of it could be translated as to make me understand that I am expected to detach from my command ten thousand men in addition to Stanleys Division and to report when I can start. I can start a portion of the additional troops day after tomorrow but I do not see how they
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: January 1 - May 31, 1864. Volume: 10. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 86.
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