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

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from the operation of paragraph 1007, "Army Regulations" 1861, and also continue the ordering of the same for the clerks at my Head Quarters.

I have the honor to be, General,
Very respectfully
Your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. U. S. A.

LS, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received, 308M 1864. On March 12, 1864, Brig. Gen. Edward R. S. Canby endorsed this letter. "The authority asked for is granted. By order of the Secretary of War." ES, ibid.

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On Feb. 13, Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Taylor, commissary gen., wrote to Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins. "It appears from Capt E. T. S. Schenck's account for July 1863 that, by order of Maj Genl U. S. Grant, certain enlisted men were paid 75 cents per diem for commutation of rations, while on duty at Head Quarters Department of the Tennessee as clerks, mail agents, &c. Similar disbursements were made by other officers doing duty in the Subsistence Dept with troops under the General's command. Such Commutation, not being Authorized by the Regula- tions, is chargeable, under Par 1007 Army Regs 1861, to the officer ordering it. Please request the General to forward to this office, such special authority relat- ing to these cases as may have been given him, in order that disallowances for such commutations may be avoided." LS, ibid.

To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Nashville Tenn
Monday Feb 29th 64 6 P M

MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF

My last advices from Gen Schofield are dated twenty sixth (26th) Longstreet seems to be going into Virginia, Possibly some Infantry and Cavalry have gone South into Georgia

Gen Schofield could not follow farther than Strawberry Plains except with Cavalry, because every step took him from his supplies whilst Longstreet was falling back on his—The Cavalry was directed to follow up and observe movement. I did not like either

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