mustered out on May 4; John Cook, Napoleon B. Buford, and Mason Brayman were mustered out on Aug. 24, 1865; Theophilus T. Garrard was mustered out on April 4, 1864; and George W. Deitzler resigned as of Aug. 27, 1863.
March 30, 1864 10 P M
MAJ. GEN H W HALLECK
I think it advisable that Governors of States & Commanders of all northern Departments be notified to forward to the field all recruits, new organizations, and all the old troops it is possible to spare from their Dept. with the greatest dispatch They can strip their Departments to the lowest number of men necessary for the duty to be performed. All veterans should return to the command to which they belonged except when specially ordered otherwise— All recruits and new organizations from Ohio and States East of it, I would advise ordered to assemble at Washington and those from States west of Ohio to be rendezvoused at Louisville—This of course would not apply to recruits raised for particular Corps—
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxiii, 770.
On March 30, 1864, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. George G. Meade. "Are the recruits for the 2d Corps coming forward? Gen. Hancock should urge them up as rapidly as possible.If any order is necessary for this let me know and I will have it published." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., RG 94, War Records Office, Army of the Potomac. On March 31, Meade telegraphed to USG. "I have telegraphed to Hancock & will let you know the result in the morning when I meet you at the cars." ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copy, Meade Papers, PHi.
On March 30, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck. "I will be in Washington tomorrow on my way to Norfolk Please notify the Quarter master to have the steamer ready to leave the wharf at five (5) P. M." Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxiii, 770. On the same day, Halleck telegraphed to USG. "The 'City of Albany' steamer will be at foot of Sixth Street at five P M to-morrow." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams