ght Granger to the front at Dandridge.
While the events just narrated were taking place, General Grant had made a visit to Knoxville — about the last of December-and arranged to open the railroad the campaign in that section would begin as early as April.
On the 12th of March, 1864, General Grant was assigned to the command of the armies of the United States, as general-in-chief.
Among these, General Alfred Pleasonton was to be relieved from the command of the cavalry, General Grant having expressed to the President dissatisfaction that so little had hitherto been accomplisttanooga the following telegram:
March 23, 1864. Major-General Thomas, Chattanooga:
Lieutenant-General Grant directs that Major-General Sheridan immediately repair to Washington and report to the h to undergo the trials of the new position.
Indeed, I knew not a soul in Washington except General Grant and General Halleck, and them but slightly, and no one in General Meade's army, from the com