... I am very well and very busy preparing and moving troops. I shall probably leave next week for Chattanooga and Knoxville....
William Nelson sale, Anderson Auction Company, No. 1025, April 16, 17, 1914, p. 47.
11 30 A m. Feb. 11, 1864.
MAJ GEN. H. W. HALLECK,
It is very important to secure the early return of veterans and the forwarding of new levies to the front to enable us to commence an early Spring Campaign. Cannot Governors of states send their newly enlisted men at once? They will become soldiers much quicker by contact with veterans than where they are & they could take the place of those still left who are entitled to furloughs.
U. S. GRANT
maj G[en. ]
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. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 369. On Feb. 11, 1864, 4:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Congress has been more than two months discussing the draft bill, and unless it soon passes we cannot fill up infantry regts in time to supply the place of furloughed men. Other armies are in the same or worse condition than yours." 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. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 369.
On Feb. 12, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "Are soldiers of the regular army who re enlist entitled to furloughs, and if so are they entitled to public transportation?" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 94, Letters Received, 203M 1864; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. On Feb. 13, 1:00 P. M., Col. Edward D. Townsend, AGO, telegraphed to USG. "Your telegram of twelfth (12th) instant received,The same furloughs and transportation are to be given to re-enlisted regulars as to re-enlisted Volunteers." LS (telegram sent), DNA, RG
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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: 101.
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