Culpeper C. H. Va
April 6th 1864
MAJ. GENL HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF—
The 1st & 3rd Corps having been merged into other Corps with the possibility of being filled up hereafter & restored to their corps organization—I would like to have the number of Hookers Corps changed to the 20th Corps If this change is authorized please notify Sherman by telegraph—It will cause dissatisfaction to give No. 1. to any other but the old Corps having that number to retain—No 11 or 12 will probably have the same effect with those losing their number
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 94, Letters Received, 288A 1864; ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 270. On April 6, 1864, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Genl orders No 144 have been corrected from First to Twentieth Army Corps. I have so telegraphed to Genl Sherman." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid.
Culpepper C. H
April 6th 1864
MAJ GENL SIGEL
If the enemy move against any part of your line, as your information would indicate they intend, the concentration you are making would enable you to meet them successfully. Of course in such a case you would take such a force as you deemed necessary regardless of any expedition ordered from here when no advance of
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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: 264.
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