“I wish every effort would be made to pay the army up to the 31st of December, 1864”

There is apparently some deficiency in the Pay Department or the Treasury as some men in the army have not been paid for months.  I wrote Gen. Halleck,

CITY POINT, VA., February 13, 1865-12.30 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington:

I wish every effort would be made to pay the army up to the 31st of December, 1864. There is much dissatisfaction felt by officers and men who have families partially or wholly dependent upon their pay for a support on account of delay in receiving their dues. Will you please submit this matter to the Secretaries of War and Treasury.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 13, p 415

O.R., I, xlvi, part 2, p 547-8

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