supervision of army contractors
Rawlins chief of staff
estimate of Lincoln
Dana arrived at Washingtonmpleting arrangements for pushing the campaign in east Tennessee.
Rawlins had gone North to be married.
On December 21, 1863, at 6 P. M., Dgal bliss and the daily routine of clerical duty at his desk.
Mrs. Rawlins I had no opportunity of seeing, but I hope she will add nothing
I will tell you as a secret, which you may tell General Grant and Rawlins, that the affairs under charge of that officer are in a condition neral.
They had all been as close to Grant as any one else except Rawlins, and as they knew the latter had absolute confidence in him, they t it.
It should be remembered that a new office was created for Rawlins as well as for Grant.
Hitherto he had been only Grant's adjutant-urely professional chief of staff could ever have been.
In short, Rawlins was regarded as one with Grant — as an essential part of his great