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

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phis your orders are required" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On Feb. 24, Allen telegraphed to USG. "Shall I send two thousand Cavalry horses to Gen'l Sherman before sending any Horses to Nashville. The Cavalry Bureau have but few horses on hand" Copy, ibid. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 456. On the same day, USG twice telegraphed to Allen. "Forward horses to this place as rapidly as possible They are now much needed at the front. I will write to you as soon as I can ascertain about what will be required. In the meantime they cannot be sent too fast." "Send horses to Nashville first." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. On Feb. 28, USG telegraphed to Allen. "It will be impossible probably to supply the number of Artillery and Cavalry horses called for within this Military Division but I would suggest that now, all on hand be forwarded as rapidly as possible, to this place and others be procured and forwarded as fast as they can be purchased. I will order their distribution from here." Copies, ibid. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 489.

On Feb. 21, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas endorsed to USG a letter con- cerning horses requested by Governor Andrew Johnson of Tenn., requesting that the Dept. of the Cumberland have priority in receiving horses. Ibid., p. 436.


To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield

Nashville 11. A. M. 24th Feb. 1864

MAJOR GENERAL J. M SCHOFIELD
KNOXVILLE TENN

Should you discover by your movement on Strawberry Plains that the enemy has retreated eastward and is abandoning East Tennessee, push him as far as practicable with your whole force destroying effectually the railroads. Relieve Granger's troops to return to Chattanooga as soon as you ascertain the enemy is gone and cannot be overtaken by infantry. Shermans safety in Mississippi depends upon our efforts here. Thomas is moving with apparent success on Dalton.

U. S GRANT
Major General

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 456.

On Feb. 23, 1864, Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield telegraphed three times to USG, first at 5:30 P. M., then at 11:00 P. M. "I have not yet learned whether Longstreet has moved any more of his main force. I am building a bridge as rapidly as possible will take advantage of any move he may make as soon as possible" "I have information which I believe reliable that Longstreet has

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