A. M. my Hd. Qrs. will be removed to Mattaponax's church." "The route to be taken by Warren has been changed from the Telegraph road. He will move by Massaponax Church to Guiney Bridge. Your route has not been changed. It will be the Telegraph road by Stannards Mills, unless otherwise directed. Wright will follow you." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66; DNA, RG 108, Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 3, 64.
May 22nd 1864 6 30 p. m
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
CHF OF STAFF
The enemy have evidently fallenbehind North Anna— Prisoners have been captured to day from Picketts 1 Division and there is [e]vidence of other troops having been sent from Richmond also—Besides these Breckinridge is said to have arrived
The force under Genl Butler is not detaining ten thousand (10.000) men in Richmond, and are not even keeping the roadsouth of the city cut—Under these circumstances I think it advisable to have all the of it here except enough to keep a foot‐ hold at City Point If they could all be brought at once to Tappahannock, or West Point by water, that would be the best way to bring them—They might march across, but if the enemy should fall back of the South Anna this might become hazardous—
Send Smith in command, and send neither Artillery or Cavalry, unless it is deemed expedient to march over to West Point, thence up north side to join this command—I shall be on the Anna to morrow, or meet the enemy this side. Notify me which way they will be sent—
U S GRANT Lt Gen
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies (sent at 8:00 P. M. ), ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 7; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 3, 77.
On May 21, 1864, 9:40 P. M., Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "If the depots at Fredericksburg Belle Plain & Aquia Creek are to be transferred to Port Royal, please let me know immediately, as troops & supplies
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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: 477.
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