to do as much damage to the resources of the enemy as possible.
I have heretofore written to General Rawlins and to Colonel Comstock (of your staff) some-what of the method in which I propose to act. I have seen all my army, corps, and division commno more should fall in the mean time.
I think Saturday, the 30th, will probably be the day for our general move.
Colonel Comstock, who will take this, can spend a day with you, and fill up many little gaps of information not given in any of my le-General Grant, commanding Armies of the United States, Culpepper, Virginia.
General: I now have, at the hands of Colonel Comstock, of your staff, the letter of April 19th, and am as far prepared to assume the offensive as possible.
I only ask as on the fact that the enemy has no force available with which to threaten our communications from that direction.
Colonel Comstock will explain to you personally much that I cannot commit to paper.
I am, with great respect, W. T. Sherman, Major-