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

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To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Hd Qrs "Wilderness"
11 a. m. May 7. 1864.
By mail from Alexandria Va.

MAJ GEN. H. W. HALLECK,
CHIEF OF STAFF

We were engaged with the enemy nearly all day both on the 5th & 6th. Yesterday the enemy attacked our lines vigorously first at one point and then another from right to left. They were repulsed at all points before reaching our lines, except once during the afternoon on Hancock's front, and just after night on Sedgwick's 1 front In the former instance they were promptly and handsomely repulsed. The latter, Milroy's old brigade, was attacked & gave way in the greatest confusion almost without resistance, carrying good troops with them. Had there been daylight the enemy could have injured us very much in the confusion that prevailed, they however instead of getting through the break, attacked Gen Wright's 2 Div of Sedgwick's Corps & were beaten back.

Our losses to this time in killed, wounded & prisoners will not probably exceed 12.000. of whom an unusually large proportion are but slightly wounded. Among the killed we have to deplore the loss of Genls Wadsworth 3 & Hays, Genls Getty & Bartlett wounded & Genls Seymour & Shaler 4 taken prisoners. We have about 2.000 prisoners. They report Gen Jenkins 5 killed & Longstreet wounded. I think the loss of the enemy must exceed ours, but this is only a guess based upon the fact that they attacked & were repulsed so often.

I wish you would send me all the information you have of Gen Sherman by Bull Run & also care of Genl Butler. Send by way of Bull Run all the information from the James River expedition.

At present we can claim no victory over the enemy, neither have they gained a single advantage

Enemy pushed out of their fortifications to prevent their po

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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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