from the operation of paragraph 1007, "Army Regulations" 1861, and also continue the ordering of the same for the clerks at my Head Quarters.
I have the honor to be, General,
Your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. U. S. A.
LS, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received, 308M 1864. On March 12, 1864, Brig. Gen. Edward R. S. Canby endorsed this letter. "The authority asked for is granted. By order of the Secretary of War." ES, ibid.
Monday Feb 29th 64 6 P M
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
My last advices from Gen Schofield are dated twenty sixth (26th) Longstreet seems to be going into Virginia, Possibly some Infantry and Cavalry have gone South into Georgia
Gen Schofield could not follow farther than Strawberry Plains except with Cavalry, because every step took him from his supplies whilst Longstreet was falling back on his—The Cavalry was directed to follow up and observe movement. I did not like either