My movements are terribly embarrassed by our immense wagon trains. it could not be avoided however
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 3; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 2, 561. On May 9, 1864, 1:00 P. M., Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton wrote to USG. "I enclose herewith all the information we have since Mr Dana started from here. May God bless you and crown you and your gallant army with victory.... P S. Every thing that comes will be forwarded you by the first opportunities. The road is open to Rappahanock Station. Trains & Supplies are there to bring back the wounded. Provision is also made for bringing them from Aquia if that route should be preferred by you—" ALS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 560-61. Stanton enclosed an intercepted message from Gen. Robert E. Lee. Copy, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 561. On May 10, Stanton twice wrote to USG, first at 8:20 P. M. "Your despatch of yesterday was received this evening. I send herewith despatches from Generals Sherman & Butler which contain all that we have from them to this date. This Department is now in telegraphic communication with Belle plain. The despatch boat Diamond will receive and deliver all despatches to and from you which will save some hours in transmission. It is reported that matters are not well organized at Fredericksburg & I send Brig Gen Slough an active & energetic man there for police duty as Military Governor subject to your orders" "General Abercrombie is ordered to Fredericksburg instead of General Slough. The whole nation is rejoicing in your achievements. God bless and preserve you." ALS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. The first is in O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 595.
MAJ. GEN. BURNSIDE,
I will direct the Chief Q. M. to turn his trains back so as to fall towards Chancellorsville if necessary. The enemy have disappeared from our right moving in the direction of Gate's evidently which will enable us to follow from here. Direct Wilcox to en