V, 45, 59; DNA, RG 108, Letters Sent. On the same day, Capt. Luther H. Peirce, asst. chief q. m., wrote to USG. "It is thought the trains will run on time tomorrow Will answer as soon as receive definite information. Do you want a special train? If so please state time." ALS, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On the same day, USG wrote to Peirce. "If the train can be sent as well as not at 4 p. m. to-morrow I will go on it." AL, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Conn.
On April 14, 2:25 P. M., USG telegraphed to Burnside. "I find the great majority of troops being drawn from the Northern states by the system of inspection established are men who belong to different regiments already in the field. The number therefore to be attached to your Corps will be less than I calculated." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid. O. R., I, xxxiii, 864.
Apl 8th 1864 9 30 P M
As I notified you before leaving Nashville I believe the rebels will attempt a raid into Kentucky by the way of Pound Gap or that vicinity, as soon as they can travel. From information just received at Washington Longstreets force may be added to Breckenridge's, to make this so formidable as to upset offensive movement on our part. By vigilance in South East Kentucky, which [I] know you are wide awake to the necessity of, such a raid can be made disastrous to the rebels, and still leave us free to act offensively from Chattanooga. If Forrest succeeds in getting his force out of Kentucky and West Tennessee, do you not think a bolder commander than Genl Hurlbut will be required for holding the Mississippi firmly. —
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 94. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 288. On April 9, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch of yesterday is received I have Stoneman now in East Kentucky with all the Cavalry of the