CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STATES AND TERRITORIES, FROM JULY 1, 1864, TO AUGUST 31, 1864.*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.+
CITY POINT, July 1, 1864-5 p. m.
Washington, D. C.:
Senators Lane and Wilson and Congressman Wilder apply to have General Blunt ordered to report to Major General Ed. R. S. Canby. Please say to them, if Major General Ed. R. S. Canby applies for General Blunt he can have him. I cannot, however, order an officer with rank above all subordinates in Major General Ed. R. S. Canby's military division without first knowing his pleasure in the matter.
U. S. GRANT,
NEW ORLEANS, July 1, 1864.
(Received 12.30 p. m. 8th.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
Your dispatch# of the 24th has just been received. I will send 20,000 men. All see-going steamers now here will be taken up and the movement commenced at once.
ED. R. S. CANBY,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, La., July 1, 1864.
Rear-Admiral D. G. FARRAGUT,
Commanding Gulf Squadron, off Mobile:
ADMIRAL: For the reason that I will explain to you personally in a few days, the operations against Mobile have been suspended. As soon as I am able to leave, and probably in four or five days, I will visit you
*Including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and the Department of the Northwest, embracing Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
+For Union and Confederate Correspondence from September 1, 1864, to October 15, 1864, see Part III, and from October 16, 1864, to December 31, 1864, see Part IV.
#See Vol. XXXIV, Part IV, p. 528.