of Long Island would at oncepublish our plans to the enemy, & enable them to the north end of Sullivans Island is strongly fortified & the wall there must be gained by open assaults from small boats & such a assault can as well be made from Morris Id as from Long Island—" ADf, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, 10th Army Corps. A letter of this date from Gillmore is registered in DLC-USG, V, 48.
Culpepper C. H. Va. Apl. 24th/64
Julia has gone to New York City and will probably remain a couple of weeks before going to St. Louis. In the meantime I shall not hear from the children unless they write to me direct. I wish you would urge them all to join in letters to me every week. I feel anxious to hear from them always and then it improves them quite as much to write letters as to study their lessons. How do Buck and Nellie progress in their German? I hope they will place me in their debt, the fine gold watches I promised when they learned to speak the language.
Jess has cut his eye teeth mingling with Washington society. He has become very independent and a great favorite with both ladies and gentlemen at Willard's hotel. He is still very anxious to get back to St. Louis to go to school.
Kiss all the children for me, and the young ladies too if you like. I should like to see you all very much but I have a big contract on hand to complete before I can expect to indulge in any such pleasure.
Please write to me yourself also.
U. S. GRANT
Partial facsimile and transcript, Topeka State Journal, April 22, 1905.