Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid. On March 31, Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins wrote to U. S. Representative Elihu B. Washburne. "The Genl is here and goes to Genl Butlers Head Quarters this P. M. on steamer City of Albany from foot of Sixth Street at 5 oclock P. M. You will therefore if you have not changed your mind which he hopes you have not please meet him there. 'Come dont fail' " ALS, DLC-Elihu B. Washburne.
On March 30, Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Gov. Bramlet asks to have that part of Kentucky west of the Tenn. River added to the Dept of the Ohio. Do you approve that arrangement?" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid.; ibid., RG 108, Letters Received. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Halleck. "I will leave the matter of changing the limits of the Department of the Ohio entirely to Gen. Sherman now that the three armies are operating in the same field—I see no objection to the state of Kentucky being all within either one of the departments—" Telegram received, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, lii, part 1, 538.
Culpeper C. H.
11 30 P m March 30th 1864
MAJ GENL. W. T. SHERMAN—
General F. P. Blair will be assigned to the seventeenth (17) Corps and not the fifteenth (15) 1—Assign General Joseph Hooker subject to the approval of the President to any other Corps command you may have and break up the animosity 2 of one General commanding two (2) Corps—
U. S. GRANT
Lieut. Genl. Comdg
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Received ; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 191.