(Unbound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence ; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 463. On the same day, Thomas sent the same message to USG by mail. LS, DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Received. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Meigs. "I do not think it advisable to get up pack trains and will so instruct Genl Schofield The route by Chattanooga is the only reliable one for the supply of East Tennessee & neither requires pack animals or teams" Telegram received, ibid., RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence, Army of the Cumberland; copies, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; (misdated Feb. 28) ibid., V, 40, 94; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. Dated Feb. 25 in O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 463. Also on Feb. 25, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield. "Captain Hall applies for authority to purchase 3000 pack mules. I am satisfied the route by Chattanooga will have to be relied on for supplying East Tennessee and that the fitting out of a pack train would be useless waste. When pack mules have to be resorted to it will be because wagons cannot be used. Then the team mules can be taken for that purpose." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 463-64. On Feb. 26, Schofield telegraphed to USG. "Capt Hall has been directed to stop the purchase of mules for this Department as I have quite as many in Ky as I shall need the original order for a pack train was given for the advance which was proposed from here it would be very useful if I had it now but would take too long to get it here I propose to do the best I can without it" Telegram received (dated Feb. 27), DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received; (2—dated Feb. 26) ibid., Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent. Dated Feb. 26 in O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 473.
Feby 9th 186410 30 A M
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
The change of Rail Road manager has added Sixty (60) per cent to the freight carried; 1 this I hope will enable me soon to supply an army in East Tennessee sufficient to drive Longstreet out. The roads will be complete to Loudon tomorrow and to Stevenson via Decatur by monday 2 next
U S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid.,