I received the following telegram from Gen. Meade with sorrowful news.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
February 22, 1865-10 a. m.
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,
I wrote him,
CITY POINT, VA., February 22, 1865.
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,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 17
O.R., I, xlvi, part 2, p 629