April 22d 1864
MAJ. GEN. SHERMAN
Despatch just recd from General Brayman satisfies me of what I always believed that forces sent to General Banks would be lost for our spring campaign. You will have to make your calculations now leaving A J. Smith out. Do not let this delay or embarras you Leave for him if he should return such directions as you deem most advisable He may return in time to be thrown in some whre very opportunely
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies (dated noon), ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 94. Printed as sent at noon in O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 443. On April 22, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman telegraphed to USG. "I will calculate to leave Smiths command out My chief trouble will be supplies but I am hurrying forward beef cattle" Telegram received, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 443.
Also on April 22, Sherman forwarded to USG a telegram of the same day from Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, Chattanooga, reporting C. S. A. movements in Ga. Telegram received, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxii, part 3, 444.
Head Quarters Armies in the Field,
Culpepper C. H. Va. Apl. 23d 1864
MAJ. GEN. A. E. BURNSIDE,
COMD. G 9TH A. C.
March your troops with as little delay as possible taking position from Bull Run to the Rappahannock so as to perfectly guard