hour prevents sending this through Major-General Buell, commanding. You will please therefore notify him of this detail. No artillery and but one company of cavalry will be required. Instructions will be given after your troops are embarked.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
O. R., I, lii, part 1, 235. See preceding letter.
Head Quarters Disct of W. Tenn
Pittsburgh, April 14, 1862
CAPT N. H. MCLEAN
A. A GENL. DEPT OF THE MISS
I am Capt Very Respcty
Your Obt Servt
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, lii, part 1, 236. On April 15, 1862, Capt. Nathaniel H. McLean endorsed this letter. "General Grant will assign General Davies to such command as he may deem best for the service." Ibid., p. 237.