get no further information about Iron clads to day. See in New York papers that two more have sailed from that city. Will order col McIntosh as soon as Genl Augur returns. I have just examined rebel officer whose statement made in Baltimore was sent you last night. He evidently believes what he says." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 319-20.
On April 30, 8:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. George G. Meade telegraphed to USG. "Maj. Genl. Sheridan desires Col. McIntosh 3d. Pa. Cavalry to be ordered to join this army where his regiment is, that he may be assigned to a Cavaly Brigade— Col. McIntosh is at present on duty in Washington in charge of Cavalry depot at Giesboro' Point. I should be glad if this order could be given. —" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Army of the Potomac, Telegrams Sent; Meade Papers, PHi. On the same day, 10:30 P. M., USG telegraphed to Halleck. "Please order Col McIntosh to join his regiment to take command of the Brigade in which it is in. He need not come out until Gen Augur returns to the City and appoints his successor." Copies, DLC‐ USG, V, (2) 45, 59; DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent. Also on April 30, 9:00 A. M., Meade had telegraphed to USG. "Brig. Genl. Seymour expresses his willingness to take a brigade in this army, and I should like to have him, if you can order him here. Have you any reply to your telegram about the horses of the 22d. N. Yk. Cavalry that was said to be dismounted for the purpose of mounting A. P. men?" ALS (telegram sent), ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., RG 108, Letters Received. On the same day, USG telegraphed to Meade. "I have received no reply to my dispatch about horses. I will ask for one and send it to you. Will also order Gen. Seymour to you." ALS (telegram sent), USMA; copies, DLC-USG, V, 45, 59; DNA, RG 108, Letters Sent.
On May 1, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. "Do you not think the Twenty-second New York Cavalry would be worth more to you on foot than mounted? Their horses would mount 1,000 veteran cavalrymen now with Meade's army and without horses." O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 322. On the same day, Burnside telegraphed to USG. "I am satisfied the horses will be of more use to Meade than to me & I will dismount them as soon as they arrive but I fear I will be short of Cavalry—" Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Army of the Potomac; copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 322. See ibid., p. 324.
Apr. 30th 1864. 5.30 P. M
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
My despatch to you of 6. P. M. yesterday answers the questions asked in your letter of the 29th. just received, 1 except as to extent