object we are striving for, and strengthen the hands and encourage the hearts
of our enemies. It has been said that you wish for no office, except it was super-
visor of high ways in your own town. It was said in yesterdays Commercial with
perfect certainty, that you were not, nor would not be a candidate for the Presi-
dency. If you feel at liberty to express yourself freely upon these subjects, you
will do yourself a high honour, and the country a great service. I write as an
ardent and admiring friend, having a deep solicitude for the interest of our
country" ALS, USG 3.
See letter to Isaac N. Morris, Jan. 20, 1864.
To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas
Nashville March 2d 1864
MAJOR GENERAL G. H THOMAS
I have directed Schofield to send the Cavalry you [ask] for if
1 The Cavalry with Smith have returned to Memphis and
may be looked for in your Department soon. I shall recommend the
merging of the Department of the Ohio into that of the Cumberland if Schofield is not confirmed.
Hovey is not assigned to the command of Kentucky.
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the
Miss., Letters Sent; ibid., Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Received. O. R.,
I, xxxii, part 3, 11.
On March 2, 1864, noon, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. John M. Scho-
field. "If you can possible dispense with cavalry order them to report by tele-
graph to Maj Gen Geo H. Thomas for orders Genl Thomas is very much in
want of their services" Telegram received (undated), DLC-John M. Scho-
field ; copies (dated March 2), DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military
Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 9. On the same day, 9:45
P. M., Schofield telegraphed to USG. "Your despatch of 12 M today is recd. I
have ordered one brigade of Cavalry to report to Maj Genl. Thomas. It is now
between the Little Tennessee & the Hiawassee It is nearly half the effective
cavalry I now have." Copy, DLC-John M. Schofield.
See telegram to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, Feb. 29, 1864.
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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: 184.
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