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win, which you refer to, is most appropriate, and should I venture too much and happen to lose 1 shall bespeak your charitable inference. I am ready for the great next as soon as I can complete certain pre- liminaries and learn of General Grant his and your preferences of inter- mediate objectives. With great respect, your servant, W. T. SHERMAN, Major- General. CITY POINT, VA., January 6, 186511.30 a. m. Major-General MEIGS, Quartermaster- General, Washington, D. C. I wish you would push grain arid such commissary stores as may be turned over to your department for transportation to Shermami with the least possible delay. His movements depend on the receipt of these articles. After about the 15th instant it is desirable that a large quantity of grain and commissary stores for Shermans army be shipped on schooners, with a few propellers that could tow them in case of necessity. They should report to Admiral Porter, who will watch Sher- mans movements and send supplies whenever needed. U. S. GRANT, Lieutenant- General. FORT MONROE, VA., January 6, 18652.30 p. m. (Received f3.1O p. in.) Bvt. Brig. Gen. D. C. McCALLuM, AS1lljperintendent of Military Railroads: The Secretary of War directs that you proceed without delay to report in person to General Sherman at Savannah, or wherever he may be found. E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant- General. LOUIsvILLE, January 6, 1865. (Received 11 a. in. 7th.) General D. C. MOCALLUM: I am here on my way to Baltimore. The division has arrived, and will go forward to-night. W. W. WRIGHT, Chief Engineer. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Savannah, January 6, 1865. THE OFFiCER COIVIDG. CONFEDERATE FORCES IN SOUTH CAROLINA: GENERAL: I send you herewith, by the hand of Capt. J. C. Auden- vied, of my staff, a list of persons (about 200) who desire to leave our lines. I will send them by steamer nuder flag of truce to the Savan



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