the Cumberland. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 207. For the enclosure, see telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Jan. 16, 1864.
Jany 25th 7.40 P. M. 1864
MAJ GEN. H. W. HALLECK
I left Chattanooga 6 30 P. M yesterday. Genl. Thomas has full instructions to go in person to Fosters aid if necessary and in case he does, not to leave until Longstreet is driven from Tennessee.
I go on tonight to St Louis. Will keep up telegraphic communication with my command and should Thomas go into East Tennessee I will go immediately to Chattanooga. Thomas will be ready to move his troops at once should the emergincy arise
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., Telegrams Received in Cipher; (misdated Jan. 26, 1864) ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. Dated Jan. 25 in O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 207.
Louisville Jan 25th  7 00 P m
It is barely possible that communication may be cut between you and Genl Foster—If so excersise your judgment as to the propriety of ordering the return of trains and droves now on their way to Knoxville Kentucky may also be threatened with a cavalry raid if so collect all the force you can, & get also what the governermay be able to turn over to you and meet it I do not expect such a thing but Longstreet's present movements render it possible