promoted for competency & meritorious conduct if so the Lt Gen Comd'g
will send in his name on being furnished with it—" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 45,
59, 66; DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Miscellaneous War Records. O. R., I,
xxxvi, part 2, 730. On the same day, 9:00 A. M., Burnside telegraphed to Rawlins.
"Col Hartraft of the 51st Penna has I presume been confirmed as Brig Genl. If
his confirmation is not hazarded I would strongly urge the promotion of Col S G
Griffin of the 6th New Hampshire who has for the last few days been con-
spicuous for his bravery and gallantry" Telegram received, DNA, RG 108,
Letters Received; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); ibid.,
RG 393, 9th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 730. Griffin
was confirmed on May 28 to rank from May 12. 2.
On May 13, Meade wrote to Bowers. "I beg leave to present the following
names of officers in this Army for immediate promotion, for distinguished ser-
vices in the battles of the 'Wilderness' and 'Spottsylvania C H'—Brig-Genl H G
Wright to be Major-General (6th Corps) Brig-Genl Jno. Gibbon to be Major-
General (2d Corps) Colonel S S Carroll, 8th Ohio Vols to be Brigr-Genl. (2d
Corps) Colonel E. Upton, 121st N. Y. Vols to be Brigr-Genl. (6th Corps) Col-
onel W McCandless, 2d Pa Res. to be Brigr-Genl. (5th Corps) I would also
ask the influence of the Lieut.-Genl. Comd'g to have confirmed, the nomination,
now pending, of Major-Genl. A A Humphreys—" Copies, Meade Papers, PHi;
DLC-Andrew Johnson. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 698.
To Col. William Hoffman
Hdqrs Armies of the U. S.
Near Spottsylvania C. H. Va. May 13th 1864
COL WM HOFFMAN
COM. GEN. MUS.
Your communication of this date is just received. I forwarded
this morning all the prisoners then on hand with directions for the
Commanding officer at Belle Plain to take charge of them and to
communicate with the authorities at Washington as to the disposition to be made of them. On this subject I have nothing to add—
We now have more prisoners to forward which will probably be
sent tomorrow—At present the road to Fredericksburg is open to
travel, and whilst reinforcements are arriving will easily be kept
open. If you have men to put on the line between the army & Fredericksburg or Belle Plain, they might leave here say at 12 M & 6
P. M, daily—If you have not got men for this purpose, I can detail
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: January 1 - May 31, 1864.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
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Publication year: 1982.
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