“There is no use attempting to rebuild the road to Atlanta.”

I received a telegram from Gen. Thomas in Nashville.

 

Nashville, May 4, 1865-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Do you think it advisable to repair the railroad to Atlanta? It may prove useful in holding control over the country.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

It is my sincere hope that we will not need to maintain a large body of troops to maintain order in the South.  I wrote him,

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 1865-3 p.m.

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

There is no use attempting to rebuild the road to Atlanta. A much cheaper and easier way for supplying the country where General Wilson is can be found from the sea-coast. It may not be necessary for us to keep troops in the interior.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 15, p 10

O.R., I, xlix, part 2, p 597,613

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