“I do not see how I am to further re-enforce him.”

Aug 28 1862. I received the following telegram from Gen. Halleck,

General Buell asks for re-enforcements. You will give him all the assistance you can spare.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

 

I replied,

Two divisions have gone to Buell, and two more are expected to guard the line of railroad without sending there. I do not see how I am to further re-enforce him.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 334

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 189

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