In this matter your opportunity for knowing what is required being so far superior to mine I will leave it entirely to you.
I am General, Very respectfully
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, IHi. O.R., I, xxxiii, 1017-18.
Apr. 30th 1864 10.30 a m
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
Please order General Seymour to report to Gen Meade to be assigned to command a brigade. Can the horses of the 22nd New York Cavalry be sent here, and how many other horses can the bureau send? I want to know so that Gen'l Sheriden can tell what number of equipments belonging to dismounted men to keep here
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 92, Supplies and Purchases, Public Animals, Letters Received; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. On May 1, 1864, 2:45 P. M., Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck telegraphed to USG. "The 22d New York were not dismounted as Genl Burnside represented that they were required for his command. Four hundred & twenty five cavalry horses were shipped for Culpepper yesterday Two hundred or more will be sent forward per day. Messenger just returned from Genl [Bank]s with despatches for you which have been forwarded. He left Grand Ecore on the 21st and represents condition of affairs more favorably. Admiral Porter sent verbal message that 'they were all right.' Navy Dept closed & I can