Nov. 16, 1863, DLC-Andrew Johnson. On Dec. 14, 1863, USG had endorsed
a letter in which Mrs. Holcombe asked permission to send clothing to her daugh-
ter through the lines. "Respectfully returned. I am acquainted with the parties
and they are very worthy people, but to grant the within request would be to
establish a precedent prejudicial to the interest of the service." Copies, DLC-
USG, V, 39; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Endorsements. USG
lived in Nashville at the home of Daniel F. Carter, a banker. Henry McRaven, Nashville: "Athens of the South" (Chapel Hill, 1949), p. 95. For Carter, see
Johnson, Papers, V, 412n.
See PUSG, 1, 45. USG spelled the name correctly.
On Dec. 11, USG had written to Orval Pool. "The very elegant horse
presented me by the citizens of Gallatin, Pope, Saline and Hamilton counties,
Illinois, reached me during the absence of General Wilson (at Knoxville) who
was commissioned to make the presentation in the name of the citizens of the
above named counties. Permit me, through you, to thank them for their present,
which I accept as a token of their devotion to the Union, and as a very great
compliment to me personally, as an agent of the loyal people in assisting in
breaking down rebellion." New York Herald, Dec. 25, 1863. In his diary for Sept.
15, Lt. Col. James H. Wilson noted that he had written to his uncle Orval Pool,
a leading merchant of southeast Ill., urging him "not to forget the horse for
Genl Grant." Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, Del. See James Har-
rison Wilson, Under the Old Flag (New York and London, 1912), I, 7.
See letter to Louisa Boggs, March 18, 1864.
To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
Feby 15th 10 A M 1864
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
Is Gen Banks preparing an expedition to go up Red River?
boats seem to be assembling at New Orleans for that purpose. I
ask because in that event it will not be necessary for me to send,
as contemplated doing on Sherm[an]s return, to the Red River.
Genl Thomas advances this morning
U. S. GRANT
Maj Gen Comdg
Telegram received, DLC-William T. Sherman; DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 393,
Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94;
DLC-Andrew Johnson. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 394; ibid., I, xxxiv, part 2, 330.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: January 1 - May 31, 1864.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1982.
Page number: 123.
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