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Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

FORT MoNROE, January 6, 18653 p. rn. General GRANT: I arrived here an hour ago en route for Savannah, by way of Hilton Head, and shall remain until to-morrow. Have you any word you wish to send, or any military news ~ Quartermaster-General, Townsend, and Barnes are with me. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War FORT MONROE, January 6, 18655 p. m. General GRANT: Mrs. Foster wants the general to be sent to Baltimore for an opera- tion on his leg. I am in favor of gratifying her. Is there any good man that can be assigned to that command ~ If there is I will relieve him while there and make the appointment. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War. CITY POINT VA January 6, 18655.30 p. m. , ., Hon. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Fort Monroe, Va.: I am just in receipt of a letter from Sherman, asking me to re-enforce Foster so that he will not be compelled to leave a division of his army there. Please say to Sherman that 1 will send the division now embark- ing at Baltimore. They probably will reach him two days after you do. I wrote to Sherman some time ago to direct Foster to organize negro troops to do garrison duty. Please say to Sherman that if Foster will go to work and organize colored troops they can garrison the forts and islands, leaving all of his white troops for Savannah and the camp at Pocotaligo, enabling the division which I now send to return in the spring, if necessary. U. S. GRANT, Lieutenant- General. CITY POINT, VA., January 6, 18658.30 p. m. Hon. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Fort Monroe: General Logan or Ord, either, will be good men to relieve Foster. u.S. GRANT, Lieutenant- General. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, in the Field, Savannah, January 6, 1865. His Excellency President LINCOLN, Washington: DEAR SIR: I am gratified at the receipt of your letter of December 26, * at the hands of General Logan, especially to observe that you appreciate the division I made of my army, and that each part was duly proportioned to its work. The motto, Nothing venture, nothing See Vol. XLIV, P. 809.



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Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.