cavalry was that the Ordnance Dept had four conflicting requisitions, 1st to arm the regt as cavalry, 2d as infantry, 3d then to leave them their cavalry arms, and 4th to send them infantry arms, and the matter was referred to me for decision. I did not know that they had been dismounted. All is now right & the last requisition will be filled." ALS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxiv, part 3, 409-10.
Culpepper Va. Apl 30th 1864
MAJ GEN W S. ROSECRANS
Genl Sherman has stripped his rear to get troops for the field, calculating on his furloughed men yet to return to take their place —His dismounted cavalry will have to be sent as he desires—send it without delay.
Should secret movements in Missouri require a greater force than you now have, you will be able to get any amount necessary from the one hundred day men now raising, and from the state militia
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of Mo., Telegrams Received; DLC‐ USG, V, 45, 59; Rosecrans Papers, CLU. Printed as sent at 1:00 P. M. in O. R., I, xxxiv, part 3, 363. On April 30, 1864, 3:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Noone hundred day men are being raised in this Department. The rebel raids have begun from the south in the Central District. The emergency cannot be met in that way and is a present one. If you order these troops away without replacing disaster will follow why should the grand depot be risked and such places as Columbus & Paducah be guarded" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound) ; telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxiv, part 3, 363.
On April 25, 5:30 P. M., Rosecrans had telegraphed to USG. "Have rebel information that their plan is to send two Brigades of cavalry & two of mounted infantry to North Missouri, a column ofguerillas and 7th Rebel Missouri on Rolla to operate with the conspirator organization here. Our troops are scattered