“It is probable a large force of cavalry will be required in Texas”

Now that Kirby Smith has surrendered, we will need to keep the peace in Texas.  I wrote Gen. Sheridan,

WASHINGTON, June 3, 1865-11 a. m.

General P. H. SHERIDAN:

It is probable a large force of cavalry will be required in Texas. If enough cannot be obtained in the West, let me know and I will send all that is required from here. I want Custer and Merritt left in Texas for the present. The whole State should be scoured to pick up Kirby Smith’s men and the arms carried home by them.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 15, p 128

O.R., I, xlviii, part 2, p 743

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