C. F. Smith. I have neither the time nor the means however of doing so. —Gen. Smith left a very aged mother, and one or more daughters, residing, I believe, at the Capital of Md. He also left a wife, possibly with the younger children, residing in the City of New York.
Brig. Gen. Cullum, Chief Eng. on the staff of Maj. Gen. Halleck, I think, can give you all the facts & incidents of Gen Smith's life better than any other one.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, N. J.
Hdqrs Milty Div of the Miss.
Nashville 18th Jan 1864
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GENL IN CHIEF
I would respectfully recommend for appointment as 2d Lieutenant in the regular Artillery or Infantry Henry A Ulffers & Otto H Matz. 1 They have served long and faithfully in the Army of the Tennessee as Civil Asst Engrs. They are men of education, skill and good character and will reflect credit on the service. These officers have served under my personal observation, and if appointed I would request that they be continued on duty in the Mil Divn. as acting Engineer Officers
I am &c
U. S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 40, 94; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. On Jan. 25, 1864, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck wrote to USG. "Your letter of the 18th recommending the appointment of H. A. Ulffers and O. H. Matz to the regular army is recieved. The law and regulations of the