The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: January 1 - May 31, 1864 - Vol. 10

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To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Nashville Tenn
Feb 8th 1864

MAJ GEN HALLECK
GEN IN CHF

Genl Foster telegraphs from Knoxville under date of yesterday that an expedition sent against Thomas 1 and his band of Indians and whites at Quallatown 2 has returned completely successful They surprised the town, killed & wounded [two] hundred & fifteen, took fifty prisoners, dispersed the remainder of the gang in the mountains—Our loss two killed & six wounded

U S GRANT M G

Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound). This telegram virtually repeated a telegram of Feb. 7, 1864, from Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, Knoxville, to USG. Copies (2), ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 1, 159.

1.
William H. Thomas, born in N. C. in 1805, established a successful trading post at Quallatown, N. C., in the late 1820s. He worked as agent and advisor to the Cherokee Indians who remained in N. C. after 1838, and served in the N. C. Senate during the 1850s. In 1862, he organized Thomas' Legion (69th N. C. ), two cos. of which consisted of Cherokees. See Richard W. Iobst, "William Holland Thomas and the Cherokee Claims," in Duane H. King, ed., The Cherokee Indian Nation: A Troubled History (Knoxville, 1979), pp. 181- 201 ; Nathaniel C. Browder, The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After ... (Hayesville, N. C., 1973), pp. 227-36.
2.
Quallatown, N. C., on the Oconalufte River, approximately fifty miles southeast of Knoxville.

To Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs

From Nashville M.
Dated,
Feby 9 1864.

GEN M C MEIGS Q M G.

The wagons and mules called for by Genl Thomas are More than can be required by the four (4) dept's. in my Command in

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