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Civil War Letters, H.W. Halleck
Washington, D.C., March, 26, 1864.
Department of the South:
General: Your letter of the 19th is received. General Grant directs that all of the available forces in your department not required to hold your present positions be assembled and prepared for orders to another field. The portions of your command now on furlough at the North have been ordered to rendezvous here to join their commands, wherever they may be sent. All available land transportation will be sent with the troops into the field. Your own destination has not yet been decided upon.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General, Chief of Staff
Excerpt from: Barbour, Scott, Robert N., ed. (1891) The War of the Rebellion.
Correspondence, Orders, and Returns Relating to Operations in South Carolina and Florida and on the Georgia Coast, from March 1 to November 13, 1864. (pg. 29) Washington: Government Printing Office.
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