Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Washington, D. C.” in chapter 10 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
... by an expedition to Ripley, Miss., most valuable information as to the enemy's location and plans was captured:
headquarters Army of the Mississippi, July 30, 1862-3.05 P. M. Major-General Halleck, Washington, D. C.
Brigadiers scarce; good ones scarce.
Asboth goes on the month's leave you gave him ten months since; Granger has temporary command.
The undersigned respectfully beg that you will obtain the p...
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