LS, DNA, RG 94, ACP, 5054/1884. Dated Aug. 10, 1863, in O. R., I, lii, part 1, 436. On Sept. 1, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck endorsed this letter. "Respectfully recommended that the appt be cancelled, this officer having resigned." AES, DNA, RG 94, ACP, 5054/1884. On Sept. 4, Lt. Col. James A. Hardie wrote to USG. "In reply to your letter of the 17th ulto. returning the letter of appointment of Col. Sanborn, as Brig. Gen'l. of Volunteers, and recommending that it be recalled, I have to inform you that the appointment has been, this day, revoked, by order of the Secretary of War." Copies, ibid., Letters Sent, Commissions and Returns; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., War Dept. Correspondence. On Sept. 12, Hardie wrote to USG. "You will please return to this office, the letter of the 4th instant, informing you of the revocation of the appointment of Gen'l. Sanborn, as Brig. Gen'l. of Volunteers, the order revoking that appointment having been cancelled by the Secretary of War." Copy, ibid., RG 94, Letters Sent, Commissions and Returns. On Sept. 24, USG endorsed this letter. "Respectfully returned to Head Quarters of the Army Washington D. C. with the letter requested enclosed. No copies of said letter have been sent from these Head Quarters" Copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Endorsements; DLC-USG, V, 25. On Oct. 2, Halleck telegraphed to USG. "Brig Genl J. R. Sanborn will be ordered to report for duty to Major Genl Schofield at St Louis" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 94, Letters Received; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 6, 8, 24, 94. O. R., I, xxx, part 4, 27. Col. John B. Sanborn, confirmed as brig. gen. on April 7, 1864, to rank from Aug. 4, 1863, assumed command of the District of Southwest Mo.
Head Quarters, Department of the Tennessee
Vicksburg, Miss., August 17th 1863.
COLONEL J. C. KELTON,
A. A. GENERAL,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Yours of the 4th inst., inclosing the appointments of Colonels C. R. Wood, 76th Ohio, Giles A. Smith, 8th Missouri, J. A. Maltby, 45th Illinois, and John B. Sanborn 4th Minnesota as