eadquarters, and am here, en route for Cairo.
On the 16th, he telegraphed from Cairo: I have just arrived, and report in pursuance with your instructions of the 3d instant.
My staff and headquarters are with me.
Halleck answered: You will immediately proceed to the Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, where you will meet an officer of the War Department with your orders and instructions.
You will take with you your staff, etc., for immediate operations in the field.
This was received on the 17th, and Grant started immediately for Louisville, by rail.
At Indianapolis, he was met by the Secretary of War, Honorable Edwin M. Stanton, who brought with him from Washington an order creating for Grant a new command—the Military Division of the Mississippi; this was to include all the territory between the Alleghanies and the Mississippi river, excepting such as might be occupied by Banks: the three departments of the Tennessee, the Cumberland, and the Ohio were all to be subordinate to G