WASHINGTON, D. C., March 3, 1865-2.30 p.m.
The regiment sent to Baltimore is not half as strong as the one taken away, and General Morris thinks his department has not a sufficient force. He has represented the matter to General Hancock, but the latter thinks he can spare no troops for Baltimore.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-4 p.m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
If General Morris requires more troops, he can have the Third Regular Infantry, which was sent here but a short time since. If there are any new regiments raised in the States east of the State of Ohio let them all report to General Hancock.
U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, March 3, 1865.
The chief-of-staff bill has passed both Houses, and will be a law to-morrow. If you send your recommendation to me it will be immediately attended to. We may start for City Point Tuesday or Wednesday next. Shall take medal. Will you send me a pass for self and friends?
E. B. WASHBURNE.
CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865.
Honorable E. B. WASHBURNE,
I have sent recommendation for Rawlins' appointment to the Secretary of War. Your pass will go u by mail in the morning.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, March 3, 1865-11.30 a.m.
Provost-marshal-general reports thirty-six deserters as received at these headquarters up to midnight last night. Wright reports this morning thirty-six as coming into his lines last night. These are not included in the above report of provost-general, as they have not yet reached these headquarters. Of these last, Wright reports twenty-one as bringing in their arms, and as expecting pay for them, under their construction of your order. I deem it of great importance these arms