Nashville March 2d 1864
MAJOR GENERAL G. H THOMAS
I have directed Schofield to send the Cavalry you [ask] for if possible. 1 The Cavalry with Smith have returned to Memphis and may be looked for in your Department soon. I shall recommend the merging of the Department of the Ohio into that of the Cumberland if Schofield is not confirmed.
Hovey is not assigned to the command of Kentucky. 2
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; ibid., Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 11.