at Warrenton—Greggs Division of Cavalry has been there all winter but is now on the Warrenton R. Rd. 3 miles from the Junction—I proposed to move him tomorrow or next day across the Rappahannock. I see no occasion for the permanent occupation of Warrenton except to keep out Mosebys men This can be done by Scouting parties from the junction. —I have telegraphed about Gregs to Genl Burnside. —" ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxiii, 1003. On the same day, 11:00 P. M., USG telegraphed to Burnside. "There are no troops [at] Warr[en]ton Non[e are necessar]y" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxiii, 1004.
An undated telegram from USG to Meade may have been sent on April 29. "Are you going out to-day? If not I will go over to see you." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On April 29, 10:30 A. M. and 8:00 P. M., Meade telegraphed to USG. "I will await you at these Head‐ Quarters" Copy, ibid., RG 393, Army of the Potomac, Telegrams Sent. "Genl. Burnside has just been here—He will have relieved all my troops by 8. a. m tomorrow. He has returned to Warrenton junction for the night & will take an engine & run up to Culpeper tomorrow if you desire it & so advise him by telegram. —" ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Army of the Potomac, Telegrams Sent; Meade Papers, PHi. O. R., I, xxxiii, 1013. On the same day, Burnside, Brandy Station, telegraphed to USG. "Have just seen Gen. Meade & will have all his troops relieved by 8. a. m. tomorrow He says you spoke of sending for me tomorrow I will at 11. a. m. or 1. P. m as you wish my Headquarters are at Warrenton Junct with the advance troops at Bealton" Telegram received, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received.
Apr 27th 1.30 P. M/64
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
There are rumors brought in by deserters that Longstreet reinforced by Beauregards troops will move down the Shenandoah Valley. Should they do so throw all the force you can to head them, taking, if Gen Burnside should still be north of the Rappahannock, all or as much of his force as necessary. If such a movement is commenced by the Enemy after we start from here I will follow him with force enough to prevent his return south
U. S. GRANT
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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: 361.
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