ville identical with the one you received, and replied to it substantially the same" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 34, 35, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxiv, part 2, 602.
Also on March 14, USG wrote to Steele introducing T. Dean, "a loyal Citizen of Cincinnati ... who goes into your Dept. on some business of his own ... I speak for him such facilities as will enable him to transact all legitimate business." C. A. Stonehill, Inc., Thirteenth Cooperative Catalogue ... , p. 33.
On March 18, Steele twice telegraphed to USG, the second time at 6:00 P. M. "I respectfully request that the following veterans be ordered to return as soon as possible for the defence of the line of the Arkansas viz: 12th Mich Infantry, 10th Illinois Cavalry 3d Iowa Cavalry, 9 Companies 54th Illinois Infantry, 25th Ohio Battery, 3d Iowa Battery, Battery K 1st Missouri Light Arty— 2 Companies 62d Illinois Infantry, 2 Companies 9th Wisconsin Infantry 4 Companies 3d Minnesota Infantry, 2 Compani[es] 18th Illinois Infantry and one Company 43d Illinois Infantry The 77th Ohio Infantry has just returned Pine Bluff is now threatened by a Considerable force fifteen hundred of which is Dockerys Brigade of Vicksburg and Port Hudson parolled prisoners" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copy, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxiv, part 2, 646. "Your telegram of the 15th received It is probable that the Enemy will make a stand at Alexandria, I propose to Concentrate my forces at Archadelphia about ten thousand strong—Move from there on Camden and open Communication back to Pine Bluff, and then move on Shreveport in time to Co-operate with Banks at that point My Cavalry have not had a remount for a year Many of them are dismounted, and most of the horses on hand are in poor Condition, the same is the Case with most of the batteries Transportation in same Condition, I shall move as stated and do the best I possibly Can, Please send Copy of this to Sherman" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, DLC-William T. Sherman. Incomplete in O. R., I, xxxiv, part 2, 646.
Head Quarters of the Army
In the Field, Nashville March 15th/64
BRIG. GEN. R. S. GRANGER,
COMD. G U. S. FORCES,
An inspection of the "Home for Refugees" ordered by me shew the inmates to be in a suffering condition and subjected to all Kinds of impositions from heartless soldiers and Government employees.