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

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Western troops in this Dep from their first enterence here after the fall of Vicks- burgh. —never have we been permited to meet the enemy in any thing like a fair fight we must fight them By detail one Bergade at a time in the last fight on Red River our Lees Cavelry was cut to peceis Gen Banks sends one Bergade forward to reinforce them they to are repulsed then comes another order for another Bergade & they meet the same fate & then a Division all of the 13 army Core and they hold the Enemy in check for 4 hours, & they to are compelled to fall Back in the cover of Night to where the 19 Army Core are reclineing at Ease and then the shatered Rank of the 13th must form in front of the 19th and meet the advanceing foe and Just in time to gain the credit of the fight the 19 is called into action where if the two fire of the 13 had been permited to have engaged the Enemy at one time though inferior in No the result must have been Difrent. and now after three most shameful Blunders of Gen Banks to wit sabane Pass, Carion Crow Buyou & Pleasant Hill are we yet to be Compelled to serve under such a man one in whom we have all Lost confidence (if ever there was any) & one whom two thirds of the 13th army Core would shoot down sooner than the Reb Gen Taylor or Muton for the sake of our Cause & the sake of the repotation that we have won for our selves while under you do not Let us be thus Murdered & Robed of our Just rights we know no mutany or Rebelion or there would be such a clash of arms as the world never knew give us Hooker or Gives Rosen- cranze or give us any Body in Preferance to Gen Banks. Give us the Gallant War- ren of Iowa or or McClenard of your native state but do for the Love that we know you Bare your old soldiers of Vicksburgh fame give us sombody with capasity to comand a Reg at Least. O we will ever Pray & fight" AL, USG 3. On April 23, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman sent USG a copy of a letter of April 14 from Rear Admiral David D. Porter to Sherman strongly critical of the Red River campaign. Copy, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxiv, part 3, 153-54.

On May 2, "a Private" of the 13th Army Corps, Alexandria, La., wrote at length to USG criticizing Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks. AL, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received.


To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Hd Qrs Culpeper
8 30 P M Apl 25. 1864

MAJ. GEN HALLECK,
CHF OF STAFF,

I would send orders to Gen Steele to return to Little Rock— to Gen Banks to return himself immediately to New Orleans and make preparations to carry out his previous instructions the moment his troops returned; to place the senior officer under himself in command of the troops in the field, with instructions to see the

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

Table of contents

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant *
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association *
  • Contents *
  • Maps and Illustrations xii
  • Introduction xiii
  • Editorial Procedure xvi
  • Chronology xxi
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 3
  • To Julia Dent Grant 6
  • To Maj. Gen. John G. Foster 7
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 9
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 10
  • To Thomas E. Bramlette 11
  • To Brig. Gen. Robert Allen 13
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 14
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 19
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 24
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 25
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 26
  • To Maj. Gen. John G. Foster 29
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 31
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 32
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 33
  • To Francis Southwick 33
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 34
  • To Henry Wilson 35
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 39
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 41
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 45
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 47
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 48
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 50
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 51
  • To Isaac N. Morris 52
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 54
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 55
  • To Maj. Gen. John G. Foster 58
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 59
  • To Maj. Gen. John G. Foster 60
  • To Maj. Gen. John A. Logan 62
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 64
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 66
  • To Brig. Gen. Jacob Ammen 66
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 67
  • To John 0'Fallon Et Al 69
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 71
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 71
  • To Abraham Lincoln 73
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 74
  • To William G. Eliot Et Al 75
  • To Julia Dent Grant 76
  • To Henry Wilson 77
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 78
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 79
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 82
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 83
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 86
  • To Col. William D. Mann 88
  • To Abraham Lincoln 89
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 90
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 91
  • To Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs 91
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 94
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 95
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 96
  • To Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey 96
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 98
  • To Julia Dent Grant 100
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 101
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 102
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 103
  • General Orders No. 5 105
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 109
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 113
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 115
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 116
  • To John Brough 118
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 119
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 120
  • To Julia Dent Grant 121
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 123
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 124
  • To Brig. Gen. Robert Allen 125
  • To Col. Henry R. Mizner 126
  • To Mary E. Duncan 127
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 128
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 129
  • To Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls 131
  • To Commander Daniel Ammen 132
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 134
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 136
  • To Julia Dent Grant 138
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 139
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 145
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 146
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 147
  • To Jesse Root Grant 148
  • To Brig. Gen. Robert Allen 149
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 150
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 151
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 152
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum 153
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 154
  • To Julia Dent Grant 154
  • To Gen. Joseph E. Johnston 155
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 156
  • To Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge 158
  • General Orders No. 7 159
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 162
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 163
  • To Brig. Gen. William D. Whipple 165
  • To Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr 166
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 167
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 169
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 170
  • To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas 171
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 172
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 173
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 174
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 176
  • To Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge 177
  • To Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith 179
  • To Samuel K. Page 180
  • To Thomas E. Bramlette 180
  • To Jesse Root Grant 183
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 184
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 185
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 185
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 186
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 190
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 192
  • To Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 194
  • Speech 195
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 196
  • To Henry Wilson 197
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 198
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 198
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 199
  • To Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks 200
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 202
  • To Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele 204
  • To Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger 206
  • To T. Lyle Dickey 208
  • To Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas 209
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 211
  • To Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield 212
  • Speech 214
  • To Louisa Boggs 215
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 216
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 218
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 220
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 222
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 223
  • To Julia Dent Grant 225
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 226
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 229
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 231
  • To Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord 233
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 236
  • To Col. Edward D. Townsend 239
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 240
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 241
  • To Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks 242
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 245
  • To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas 250
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 251
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 254
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 256
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 257
  • To Henry Wilson 259
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 261
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 264
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 264
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 266
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 268
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 269
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 269
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 271
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 273
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 277
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 277
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 279
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 281
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 282
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 283
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 283
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 284
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 286
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 288
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 288
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 289
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 290
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 292
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 294
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 295
  • To Jesse Root Grant 296
  • To Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks 298
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 301
  • To Maj. Gen. David Hunter 305
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 309
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 310
  • To Julia Dent Grant 315
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 316
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 318
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 320
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 322
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 324
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 325
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 326
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 327
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 331
  • To Abraham Lincoln 333
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 333
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 335
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 336
  • To Julia Dent Grant 337
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 337
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 340
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 342
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 342
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 345
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 346
  • To Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore 347
  • To Louisa Boggs 349
  • To Julia Dent Grant 350
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 351
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 352
  • To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman 353
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 356
  • To Brig. Gen. John E. Smith 356
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 358
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 359
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 361
  • To Julia Dent Grant 362
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 363
  • To Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler 364
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 367
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 368
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 369
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 370
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 372
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 373
  • To May. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 376
  • To Julia Dent Grant 377
  • To Abraham Lincoln 380
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 381
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 381
  • To Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans 382
  • To Elihu B. Washburne 384
  • To Brig. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas 385
  • To Maj. Levi C. Turner 386
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 388
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 388
  • To Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel 389
  • To Julia Dent Grant 394
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 395
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 395
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 397
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 397
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 399
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 400
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 401
  • To Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero 403
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 405
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 407
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 408
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 410
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 410
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 413
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 414
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 415
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 418
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 418
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 419
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 420
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 422
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 422
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 423
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 424
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 425
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 426
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 427
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 428
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 430
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 432
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 433
  • To Edwin M. Stanton 434
  • To Col. William Hoffman 437
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 440
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 441
  • To Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero 442
  • To Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero 442
  • To Julia Dent Grant 443
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 445
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 445
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 446
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 447
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 449
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 451
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 452
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 454
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 455
  • To Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler 457
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 459
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 460
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 461
  • To Commanding Officer, C. S. A. Forces 462
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 464
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 465
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 466
  • To Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero 467
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 468
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 469
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 471
  • To Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero 473
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 475
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 476
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 477
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 479
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 480
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 481
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 482
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 483
  • To Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 484
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 487
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 488
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 490
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 494
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 494
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 495
  • To Maj. Gen. George G. Meade 496
  • To Maj. Gen. William F. Smith 498
  • To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck 500
  • To Brig. Gen. John J. Abercrombie 500
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