From Culpepper C. H.
Dated, Apr 16 
HON E. M. STANTON.
The only objection to West Kentucky being placed under Gen. Burbridge, is that it belongs to a different dept from the balance of the state. One (1) officer cannot well make returns, and reports to two (2) Depts and it would not be advisable to add that part of Ky to the Dept of the Ohio. In consequence of the weakness exhibited by the commander of West Ky, I expect to send another General there, and the one (1) I have selected ranks above Burbridge, the matter has now as much as he can attend to well.
U. S. GRANT.
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 384. On April 16, 1864, 1:15 P. M., Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton telegraphed to USG. "Governer Bramlette is extremely anxious to have the Western Counties of Kentucky included in the Same command as the remainder of the State, so that the whole State may be under command of General Burbridge. Is there any objection to the change being made" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound). O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 384.
April 16th 1864
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
CHF OF STAFF
Genl Butler is absolutely without a cavalry commander, and I can think of no one available equal to Kautz—Cannot Gen J. W Davidson or some officer of less rank, now that the duties of the cavalry Bureau have been changed, do the duties as well.
I think Washburn, whilst he could not command an Army as