ALS, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 825. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, May 15, 1864. A copy of the letter to Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside fell into the hands of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Clifford Dowdey and Louis H. Manarin, eds., The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee (Boston and Toronto, 1961), p. 750. On May 16, 1864, Burnside telegraphed to USG. "Thanks for your dispatch and congratulate you upon your glorious successes. We will do every thing possible to arrange this line so as to hold it with one Corps If every thing remains quiet I should like to visit your Hd Qrs this P M" Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); ibid., RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 825.
On May 16, USG wrote to Maj. Gen. George G. Meade. "I have heard from Sherman to 8 P. M. the 14th. He then occupied Dalton and Resacca having turned Johnstons position There was fighting all day on the 14th resulting in contracting the ground occupied by the rebels and in bringing all of Shermans forces togather The battle was to be renewed yesterday. Sherman says he is ready to attack at all points: I have returns of troops sent from Washington and ready for shipment. The re-inforcements to this Army to this time is 24.700 men. This is exclusive of about 3.000 for the garrison of Belle Plain" Copies, DNA, RG 200, Letters Sent by Meade; ibid., RG 393, 2nd Army Corps, 1st Div., Letters Received; DLC-Henry J. Hunt; (2) Meade Papers, PHi. Meade transmitted this message to his corps commanders. Copies, ibid. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 812-13.
Hdqrs Armies U. S.
May 16th 1864 12 M.
MAJ GEN BURNSIDE
COMD'G 9TH A. C.
Your dispatch of this date just received. You are authorized to make the reconnoissances you suggest. I See no objections to your visiting these Hdqrs this P. M.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 825. See preceding telegram. On May 16, 1864, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside had