ant Adjutant General Captain, George K. Leet, Assistant Adjutant General in charge of office at Washington Captain P. T. Hudson, Aid-de Camp Captain H. W. Janes, Assist Quartermaster on special duty at Head quarters 1st Lieut. W. M. Dunn Jr. 83d Indiana Vols, Acting Aid-de-Camp" LS, DNA, RG 94, Letters Received, 294A 1864. See O. R., I, xxxiii, 820.
On March 7, a group of prominent citizens of Delaware County, Ind., wrote to Lincoln recommending Thomas J. Brady, formerly col., 117th Ind., for a position on USG's staff. LS, DNA, RG 107, Applications. On April 6, USG endorsed this letter. "Respectfully returned, with the information that my Staff has been made up." ES, ibid.
Culpepper March 25th 1864.
MAJ. GEN. HALLECK, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON D. C.
Gen. Sigel 1 telegraphs to V. K. Whaley 2 to ascertain whether 20th & 21st Pa Cavalry have been ordered to his Dept. That they properly belong to him & are ready to come and for him to see that they receive the order.
I know no reason why these two regiments should not be ordered to the Dept. of West Va but it is time Gen. Sigel should learn to carry on his official correspondence through the proper channels and not through members of Congress. Please call his attention to the fact that improper official correspondence will not be tolerated in future.
U. S. GRANT
ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound). O. R., I, xxxiii, 734. On March 25, 1864, Lt. Col. Cyrus B. Comstock telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel. "A dispatch from V. K. Whaley, from you in reference to 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, has been sent to these Headquarters The Commanding General directs me to ask who V. K. Whaley is" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 45, 59; DNA, RG 108, Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxiii, 735. On the same day, Sigel telegraphed to Comstock. "K. V. Whaley is a citizen of West Virginia & Member of the House of Representatives." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). O. R., I, xxxiii, 735.
Also on March 25, 4:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Col Mudd reports his regt. Second Ill cavalry, part at New Orleans, part