Mrs McGinnis who have been giving, most kindly and disinterestedly their personal attention to this benevolent object, make valuble suggestions, and as these ladies are not extravagant in their ideas at all, but only propose, what I cannot but consider absolutely necessary, I beg respectfully to suggest that a competent commissioned Officer be detailed to superintend the preperation of this refuge, and the future conduct of it, and that he be instructed to avail himself of the practical experence of these ladies, as well as that of Miss Huey, a lady at present employed by private benevolence to exercise some care over these poor people." LS, DNA, RG 109, Union Provost Marshals' File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians. On April 4, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman endorsed a letter of Granger in reply to USG's letter. "If the Governor of Tennessee, has a home for refugees, we should not—the Military, is simply designed to fill blanks in Government, not otherwise provided for." Copy, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Endorsements.
On March 16, Lt. Col. Theodore S. Bowers issued Special Orders No. 70. "The Quartermaster's Department will provide transportation to all Union Refugees from the Revolted States to such point on the Ohio River, between Cincinnati and Cairo as they may select, on requisition for transportation approved by the authority of the Military Governor of the State. Notice that such transportation will be furnished will be posted conspicuously about the Refugees' Home, and such other places as will give publicity to this Order." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 38; DLC-Andrew Johnson.
March 15, 1864
The position I am now placed in I feel will prove a trying one, but by having an eye to duty alone I shall hope to succeed. Placed in command of all the Armies as I have been it will be necessary for me to have an office and an A. A. Gen. in Washington, but I will not be there. I shall have Hd. Qrs. in the field and will move from one Army to another so as to be where my presence seems to be most required ... Sherman succeeds me to the command of this Military Division and McPherson succeeds him to the Comd. of the Dept. of the Ten. Neither could be in better hands, ...
Anderson Galleries, Sale No. 1583, May 9-11, 1921, p. 38. On Feb. 29, 1864, T. Lyle Dickey, Ottawa, Ill., wrote to USG. "Allow me to congratulate you upon the magnificent success which has thus far crowned your military operations—& express my earnest wish & confident hope that it may ever be thus where you have control. Permit me also to declare my great gratification that your services are appreciated by the country & have been recognised by the Government in
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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: 208.
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