Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Pittsburgh, April 15th 1862.
COL. W. W. LOWE
COMMDG FORT. HENRY.
Send the 52nd Ind. Regt. to this place without delay. They will bring with them all their transportation, baggage &c.
Your Obt. Servant.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.
April 15th 1862
I am now living in camp about half a mile from the river preparing my army for the field. Gen. Halleck is here in command of the whole, Buell & myself commanding our seperate armies. 1 I am looking for a speedy move, one more fight and then easy sailing to the close of the war. I really will feel glad when this thing is over. The battle at this place was the most desperate that has ever taken place on the Continant and I dont look for another like it. I suppose you have read a greatdeel about the battle in the papers and some quite contradictory ? I will come in again for heaps of abuse from persons who were not here.
I sent you Simps watch and bought me a plain silver one.