“I sincerely condole your bereavement.”

I received the following telegram from Gen. Meade with sorrowful news.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 22, 1865-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

A telegram announces the death of my son yesterday. With your permission I should like to go home for a day or two.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

 

I wrote him,

CITY POINT, VA., February 22, 1865.

Major-General MEADE:

If you will come immediately in I will arrange to have you sent down the river so as to take the Baltimore boat this evening. I have spoken to General Ingalls, who will have a boat ready for you here on your arrival, and will have the train bring you in at once. I sincerely condole your bereavement.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 17

O.R., I, xlvi, part 2, p 629

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