Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Pittsburg, April 3rd 1862.
CAPT. A. S. BAXTER
CHIEF QR. MASTER OF THE DIST.
You will retain the Steamer "Iatan" as a Commissary Boat for the 6th Division, Brig. Gen. B. M. Prentiss, Commanding, unless there should be some good reason for not doing so.
U. S. GRANT.
Major. Gen. Commdg.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.
Savanna, April 3d 1862
Letters from you drop along occationally, generally two or three at a time; sometimes one will be three weeks old whilst another will come in as many days.
I have received three written from Louisville one of them by Charles Page. 1 I am very glad you are having a pleasant visit. I wish I could make a visit anywhere for a week or two. It would be a great relief not to have to think for a short time. Soon I hope to be permitted to move from here and when I do there will probably be the greatest battle fought of the War. I do not feel that there is the slightest doubt about the result and therefore, individually, feel as unconcerned about it as if nothing more than a review was to take place. Knowing however that a terrible sacrifice of life must take place I feel conserned for my army and their friends at home.