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