say the least, in this matter, that I would like to talk to you about. I could write but do not want to do so. Why not come down here and see me?
I did tell Julia to make a visit to Cincinnati, Batavia, Bethel and Georgetown.
Nashville February 23d 1864
BRIG GENL ROBT ALLEN Q M
I know nothing officially of a movement up Red River. The first thing to be thought of is supplying this Army No boats will be taken to the detriment of procuring such supplies The two thousand horses, mentioned in Capt Eddy's letter for Gen Sherman, you will send to Memphis. 1
U. S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. On Feb. 23, 1864, Brig. Gen. Robert Allen, Louisville, had telegraphed to USG. "I have received the following dispatch from Co'l McFeely dated St. Louis Feby. twenty second 22 I am instructed by Gen'l Sherman to make requisition for Steamboats to transport ten thousand troops with baggage &c up Red River will you order the necessary transportation to be at Vicksburg March first. This in addition to the large amount of transportation furnished for Gen'l Banks shall the Steamboats be sent—are the two thousand Cavalry required by Gen'l Sherman to be sent to Memphis" Copy, ibid., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 2, 449.