Sent telegram to Gen. Rosecrans, “The enclosed is one bill of damages against the 7th and 8th Kansas regiments, or that portion of them that were stationed in Trenton Ten. for a short time in the early part of June.
“The owners of this property give some evidence of loyalty to the Government, but whether loyal or not the act of these troops is illegal and must be punished by a stoppage of the amount of this bill, either for the benefit of Government or the owners on proof of loyalty.
“I would suggest that these regiment[s] be not allowed to receive their pay until this amount is collected for the benefit of whom it may concern.”
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 260
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