Wrote Julia, “I would like to take Fred with me the balance of the Campaign. Won’t you let him come?”

Wrote Julia, “All is very quiet here now.  Every day or two I have reconnaissances made down near the enemy and occasionally we surprise a scouting party of the enemy.  A day or two ago some of my Cavalry got into a nest of them and killed ten or twelve, took four prisoners and four horses, and a lot of shotguns and rifles.  I will send Fred one of the rifles the first opportunity.  By the way, I would like to take Fred with me the balance of the Campaign.  Won’t you let him come?  If you will send him down when father comes, I will take good care of him.  Gen. McClernand has his son, about the same age, with him and so have several other officers.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 2, p 327-8

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