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

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To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

Culpepper Va
April 21st 1864 5. P M

MAJ GEN W. T. SHERMAN
NASHVILLE TENN.

Gen Washburne has gone to relieve Gen Hurlbut, 1 the latter to report from Cairo, where orders will reach him. I would not trust him with any further command Prince has gone to West Kentucky. I would recommend leaving that portion of the 16th Corps in the field to the command of Dodge & Washburne to command from Cairo to Memphis I would not spare Infantry intended for your main columns to go after Forrest, but if you can make the Cavalry force strong enough to cope with him it would be well. I have ordered Gen Rosecrans to send troops to Cairo intended to drive Forrest out of Tennessee and then go to Genl Steele. They have been so slow coming that they will be of no use for the first part of the purpose intended, order them where you think best.

U. S. GRANT
Lt Genl

Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 437-38.

On April 21, 1864, 7:40 P. M., Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman transmitted to USG a telegram of the same date from Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield. "Later reports confirm [w]hat I sent you on the 19th of the movements of Longstreets main force But indicate that Hayles Division about 2500 strong still remain near Bristol The two divisions which have gone are Fields (formerly Hoods) and McLaws, They amount to about 10,000 men Rail Road employees say these troops took the cars from Lynchburg for Orange Court House They also report it as generally understood among the officers of Longstreets command that Lee is receiving reinforcements from Beauregard & Johnston I go to Bulls Gap tomorrow" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 108, Letters Received; copy, DLC-John M. Schofield. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 437.

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On arriving at Memphis on April 23, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Wash- burn wrote to Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins at length, reporting his assessment of the command he had assumed. Copy, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., District of West Tenn., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 462-63.

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