their present duty order them to join their Div. in the field." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Washington. O. R., I, xxxiii, 733. On the same day, Augur telegraphed to USG. "There are but two regiments of the brigade of Penn Reserves at Alexandria or in the Dept. and they cannot be spared unless other troops take their place. They are the only troops there except a small District regt. for guards &c of all the public property there. They could be relieved by Invalid troops." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On the same day, Lt. Col. Cyrus B. Comstock twice telegraphed to Augur. "Lt Gen Grant desires that if the Penna regts referred to in your telegram of today can be relieved by Invalid troops to be obtained from Col Fry, it be done." Telegram received (press), ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. "Lt Genl Grant requests that you will come down & see him the first day that you can be spared from Washn." Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Augur. On March 26, Comstock telegraphed to Augur. "Lt Gen Grant will go to Washn. tomorrow, Sunday & would like to see you at Willards." Telegram received, ibid., U. S. Grant; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound). On Aug. 26, Augur telegraphed to USG. "Col Fry will take immedite steps to replace the two Rgts of Penn reserves at Alexandria by invalid regts. I will come down myself tomorrow, Sunday." ALS (telegram sent), ibid., Telegrams Collected (Unbound).
Culpepper C. H. Va
March 25th 1864
I arrived here yesterday well but as on my former trip brought wet and bad weather. I have not been out of the house today and from appearances shall not be able to go out for several days. At present however I shall find enough to do in doors. From indications I would judge the best of feelings animate all the troops here towards the changes that have been made. —I find mails follow me up with remarkable promptitude. More letters reach me than I can answer. —I hope you have entirely recovered? It is poor enjoy