Nashville December 23d 1863
COLONEL MIZNER COMDG
Return to Mr Hillman 1 such of his property, teams &c taken by Col Downey, from Aetna furnace, as can be collected Any of his Negroes desiring to return, will be allowed to do so. Mr Hillman being vouched for as a loyal citizen, and being at the time this property was seized, protected by a safe guard from the Dept of the Cumberland
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. Henry R. Mizner, born in N. Y. in 1828, was appointed capt., 18th Inf., as of May 14, 1861, and col., 14th Mich., as of Dec. 22, 1862.