and move his effective force with dispatch to Savannah. Part of his command could not comply with the order, and as the emergency has passed it would be well to have the order of Sunday countermanded so far as they are concerned, so that the force now on the waycan move with transportation
I am, Gen. Very Respectfully,
Your Obt Servant.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, x, part 2, 101. On April 7, 1862, Capt. William S. Hillyer wrote to Brig. Gen. George H. Thomas. "You will move your command with the utmost dispatch to the landing at Savannah, where steamboats will be in waiting to transport you to this place. Let your cavalry proceed overland to a point on the river opposite Pittsburg, and leave your transportation and baggage, &c., to follow you to Savannah." Ibid., p. 96. According to the diary of Col. Jacob Ammen, 24th Ohio, Thomas's division arrived at Pittsburg Landing at 11 :00 a.m., April 7. Ibid., I, x, part 1, 336. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, however, reported that Thomas did not arrive in time to enter the battle. Ibid., p. 296.
Head Quarters, Army in the Field
Pittsburg, April 12th 1862
Herewith I send you a note from Col. Battle of the Confederate Army who has particularly requested that this might be done, and his exchange effected.
I am perfectly willing to release Col. Battle in exchange for an officer of equal rank taken at the battle of Shiloah.