a request so easily complied with as the one you make.
True Illinois, and all the states, have lost many brave sons, fathers and brothers, but they have died to perpetuate homes and happiness to many generations.
Very truly yours
U. S. GRANT
ALS, IHi. On April 8, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his autograph and that of his wife to Lizzie A. Whipple. Lincoln, Works, VIII, 489.
Head Quarters Army of the Tennessee
In the Field, Shiloh, April 26, 1862
MAJOR GENL H W HALLECK
COMMANDING THE DEPT OF THE MISS
Col Battel of the Confederate Army, now a prisoner, has just called on me to know what action has been taken in his case. I reported the conversation had with you this morning, and from that could give no assurance that any exchange could be madeunless an officer of corresponding rank should be brought so that the exchange might be made at once. The Col is now on the Steamer Hannibal and I would respectfully recommend that he be sent to join the other prisoners. If advised to do so however I will send another flag and see if the exchange can be effected.
I am Genl Very Respcty
Your Obt Servt
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. See letter to Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, April 12, 1862. See also O. R., II, iii, 576, 854.