im up at once, and advised Gen. Hunter to put Sheridan in command of the Army in the field, and to save in a Dept.
Commander. I then telegraphed Sheridan to go to Monocacy at once where I would remaiance of warlike preparation.
In a short time Sheridan started for his new command and I back to Wast of replies to inquiries from me; some about Sheridan, others about the movements before Petersburg do not think anything was said about putting Sheridan in command of the Army in the Field under Hunter.
Having sent the majority of Sheridan's command North I sent him also.
He did not join it howet.
My recollection is that I recommended Sherman Sheridan and Hancock for promotion precisely as yogton had failed up to that time to appreciate Sheridan as I did, and withheld his name.
He was not , accounts of his instructions to Sherman and Sheridan, his own battles on the James, and the strate to remark the magnanimity toward Sherman and Sheridan which these letters display;— letters written[10 more...]