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was sold in the market at a premium of 290 per cent.; and during Early's raid Halleck reported to Grant that not a man responded to the President's call for militias sanguinary will be the war.
These representations were heartily seconded by Halleck, and had their proper effect.
A call for five hundred thousand troops was issministration to carry on the war with an armed opposition in the loyal states.—Halleck to Grant, August, 1864. and, naturally enough, was dreaded by the government.
lity, had been somewhat unwilling to entrust him with an independent command.
Halleck in particular had declared that he was too inexperienced, and had urged this v the victory should be reaped at the West as well as the East, and inquired of Halleck: Has the news of General Sheridan's battle been sent to General Sherman?
If nched, we must either manage to bring them back, or gain an advantage here.
To Halleck he explained: When Sheridan commenced his movement, I thought it possible, tho
ilson's force back from Louisville.—Thomas to Halleck, November 21. His only resource, he declared, to him in cavalry.
At ten P. M., he said to Halleck: Is it not possible now to send reinforcementot share; for he telegraphed, on this day, to Halleck: As soon as I can get the remaining brigade o the night of the 7th, when he telegraphed to Halleck: Captain Fitch, United States navy, started dr he is too cautious to take the initiative.
Halleck replied to this at nine P. M. If you wish Gent attack.
At 9.30 P. Mr. he telegraphed to Halleck: There is no perceptible change in the appearbut on that day the general-in-chief directed Halleck: I think it probably will be better to bring he 11th, at 9.30 P. M., Thomas telegraphed to Halleck: The position of the enemy appears the same the offensive.
On the 14th, at 12.30 P. M., Halleck telegraphed, without Grant's knowledge, but durt by the persistent goading, and replied to Halleck at length, and with spirit: Your despatch of