“I will go up to Clarkesville tomorrow and return in the evening”

Feb 23 1862 Wrote Gen. Cullum, “Reports have just reached me from Clarksville that a powerful change is taking place in the minds of the people through this state.  The Capt. of a steamer just down says that some two hundred people wanted to come down to see me to give assurances of obedience to such rules as may be laid down by the Military authorities and to ask protection.  — I will go up to Clarksville tomorrow and return in the evening.  Of course I shall not tie the hands of myself or any future commander by any promise or proclamation.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 4, p 276

National Archives, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Letters Received

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