|13th J. B. Sanborn|
|14th T. Kilby Smith. 1|
I have the honor to be
very respectfully, your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
P. S. The name of B. H. Grierson, which I see, after having this letter partly copied in the books, has been left out. He was appointed I believe without recommendation from me, and for most excellent services rendered. Whether his name should not come before any of those named in the foregoing list I respectfully submit.
U. S. G.
ALS, DNA, RG 94, ACP, G408 CB 1864. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 432-33. On Feb. 27, 1864, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck wrote to USG. "Your letter of the 20th with a list of recommendations for Brig. Genls is recieved and submitted to the Secty of war with my approval. I am not aware whose names were on the last list sent in by the Prest, to which you allude, not having seen it or been consulted in regard to it. I understand, however, indirectly that the nominations were made on the recommendations of Governors of states and not of the War Dept." ALS, Ritzman Collection, Aurora College, Aurora, Ill. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 481.
By Telegraph from Nashville [Feb. ] 21st  1 P. M 1864
To MAJ GENL. J. M. SCHOFIELD KNOXVILLE
Maj Genl. Geo. H. Thomas was expected to move towards Dalton one week ago, or Monday last at furtherest—Rains prevented