y: to this point came messages from Meade, and Butler, and Sherman, and Sheridan, and Thomas, and Ca of the army were constant visitors, Meade and Butler most frequent of all. Admiral Porter, who commmp, while the engineers were sent sometimes to Butler's lines, sometimes to Meade's. The other aides Foster and Rosecrans, as well as of Meade and Butler and Sheridan, so that all should contribute tol not satisfied, and desired Grant to send General Butler to that city until after the election.
d by orders from there in the matter.—Grant to Butler, Nov. 1. Butler was known to be decided in judButler was known to be decided in judgment and prompt in action, and would not flinch in executing any measures he deemed necessary at a he shortest time with twelve days rations.
To Butler he wrote: In case it should be necessary for yves General Meade to be well on his guard, and Butler to reinforce him at the shortest notice.
At tridan retained to watch Early, while Meade and Butler held fast to Lee, left no large force to oppos