“The truce entered into by General Sherman will be ended as soon as I can reach Raleigh”

Sec. Stanton has ordered me to Raleigh to take personal command of forces there in the wake of the peace terms agreed to by Gen. Sherman.  I wrote Gen. Halleck,

FORT MONROE, April 22, 1865-4 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Richmond:

The truce entered into by General Sherman will be ended as soon as I can reach Raleigh. Move Sheridan with his cavalry toward Greensborough as soon as possible. I think it will be well to send one corps of infantry with the cavalry. The infantry need not go farther than Danville unless they receive orders hereafter.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 430

O.R., I, xlvi, part 3, p 888

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