On Sept. 8, Meigs wrote to USG. "I have the honor to enquire whether the forage sent to Pensacola, by your Orders, last Spring, may be now Ordered Else- where." LS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. On Sept. 10, 6:30 P. M., USG telegraphed to Meigs. "The forage ordered to Pensacola last spring will not now be required there. It. may beused where you deem best." ALS (telegram sent), CSmH; telegram received (at 10:20 P. M. ), DNA, RG 92, Consolidated Correspondence, Grant; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound). On the same day, 6:30 P. M., USG telegraphed to Brig. Gen. Amos B. Eaton, commis- sary gen. "Com.y stores ordered to Pensacola last spring in anticipation of the possibility of some of Gen. Sherman's raids being compelled to put in there will not now be wanted. The stores will be subject to your orders." ALS (telegram sent), CSmH; telegram received (at 10:20 P. M. ), DNA, RG 92, Letters Re- ceived ; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound).
Culpepper C. H. Va
April 8th 3 30 P. M 1864
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
My letter to General Burnside gives no plan but simply requires him to be ready to move any time he may be notified after the 20th instant with whatever force he may then have. I will not want more transportation than you notified me the Qr Mastercould spare from Washington. A few Ferries may be required to take up the James.
The order for publication for the removal of Sutlers was without my knowledge and has not my approval. 1
U. S. GRANT Lt Genl
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 59. O. R., I, xxxiii, 821. On April 8, 1864, 2:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Genl Burnside has just returned from New York where he recieved your despatch. I have directed him to go to Annapolis, to execute your orders. The secty of war suggests that no more of your plans be communicated to Genl B. than may be necessary.