return to the Union, I do not think it prudent to remove the restrictions on trade at any point where trade is not at present permitted." Copy, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Sent.
Jany 22nd 1864 8 P M
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
Genl Fosters last dispatch states that he thinks Longstreet has not been reinforced from Ewells corps Foster is now withdrawing from Dandridge and Strawberry Plains to cross at Knoxville and move east on south side French Broad 1—I have instructed him to get ready and attack as soon as possible. 2 With Anderson as Manager of Rail Road we can never accumulate supplies nor even supply full rations from day to day— 3
U S GRANT
Maj Genl Comdg
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 171-72.