at Memphis, & remainder on furlough at Springfield wants it united. Shall this be done, & if so, where?" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "Col Mudds regiment should be united under Banks." Telegram received, ibid.; ibid., RG 94, Vol. Service Div., A236 (VS) 1864; copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59.
On the same day, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "I would recommend that Gen Newton be ordered to report to Gen. Sherman and Gen. Sykes to Gen. Curtis." ALS ( telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound). O. R., I, xxxiii, 730. See ibid., p. 722.
Also on March 25, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "Please have an order published requiring all General officers to send to these Head Quarters a full list of all staff officers and acting staff officers serving with them" LS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound).
Head Qrs in the feild
Culpepper Va. 4. P. M
Mar. 25th 1864
MAJ. GEN H W HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
I sent a letter to Genl Banks before leaving Nashville directing him to finish his present expedition and assemble all his available force at New Orleans as soon as possible and prepare to receive orders for the taking of Mobile. If Shreveport is carried about eight thousand (8000) troops can be spared from Steele and Rosecrans to join Banks & if more is necessary to insure success against Mobile they can be taken from Sherman. I would prefer Gilmore 1 to act entirely on the defensive at Charleston and hold all the spare force he has in readiness for orders I will want him to cooperate with this Army against Lee. I would like it if the Secy of the Navy