Nashville, telegraphed to Maj. Gen. John G. Foster. "Major General Schofield is by direction of the General in Chief en-route from St Louis to Knoxville to relieve you that you may take the benefit of your leave of absence" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 306. On Feb. 3, Bowers issued Special Orders No. 29 assigning Schofield to relieve Foster. Copy, DLC-USG, V, 38. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 322.
On Feb. 6, Schofield, Chattanooga, telegraphed to USG. "I am about to start for Knoxville have been detained here two days for a boat" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 335. On Feb. 9, Schofield, Knoxville, telegraphed to USG. "I arrived here and assumed command this morning. I will report the condition of affairs as soon as possible." Copies (undated), DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent; (dated Feb. 9) ibid.; ibid., Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 356. See telegram to Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, Feb. 11, 1864.
St. Louis, Mo.
Jan.y 27th 1864,
COL. J. O'FALLON, HON. J. How, & CITIZENS OF ST. LOUIS,
Your highly complimentary invitation to meet "old acquaintances and to make new ones" at a dinner to be given by citizens of St. Louis, is just received.
I will state that I have only visited St. Louis on this occation to see a sick child. Finding however that he has passed the crisis of his disease, and is pronounced out of danger by his physician, I accept the invitation. My stay in in the City will be short, probably not beyond the 1st proximo. On to-morrow I shall be engaged. Any