of the direction of the movement I therefore have great hopes of its success" Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Military Div. of the Miss.; copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Sent; ibid., Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 389.
Nashville February 12th 64.
GOVERNOR (J) BROUGH OF OHIO
Your letter of the 8th inst, relative to the condition of the 3d Ohio Infantry Volunters, is just received. Suitable officers can be detailed from other Regiments to command that Regiment I will direct Genl Thomas to detail the Lieut Colonel of the 113th Ohio if practicable, and if not to take some other suitable officer from an Ohio regiment. If the men desire to reenlist under other officers than those they now have, I do not believe it can be legally done. But where there is one objectionable officer as in the case of the Captain now commanding the 3d Ohio, he can be easily disposed of by bringing him before an Examining Board. The places of those officers held as prisoners of War in the South cannot be filled.
U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. On Feb. 12, 1864, Governor John Brough of Ohio telegraphed to USG. "Has any order been issued upon my request to detail Officers to command the third Ohio V. I. if so who is appointed the Lt. Co'l of the Hundred thirteenth O. V. I. whom I accompanied is here on duty (detached) until the 25th inst. has been detailed if so shall he be sent forward" Copy, ibid., Telegrams Received. On Feb. 13, USG telegraphed to Brough. "Gen Thomas has been directed to detail Lt Col one hundred thirteenth 113th to command third 3d Ohio if practicable if not to detail some other good field officer from an ohio regt I have answered your letter" Telegram received, AGO Records, Ohio Archives, Columbus, Ohio.