18 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. (eau.. LUC
-Washington City, March 25, 1865.
The PRESIDENT :
I have invited Henry Ward Beecher to deliver an address on raising
the flag upon Fort Sumter, and will give direction to General Gfilmore
to make all suitable military arrangements for the occasion and fire a
salute of 500 guns. The flag will be raised by General Anderson.
Please let me know if these arrangements have your approval. What
does General Grant say about Yeatman? I congratulate you and Gen-
eral Grant on the operations of to-day.
EDWIN M. STANTON
Secretary of 'War.
Washington City, March 25, 1865. (Received 8.35 p. na.)
Lieutenant-General GRANT :
General Cruft's force is on the road between Parkersburg and Balti-
more. Mr. Garrett complains that the transportation has been and is
greatly delayed and endangered by Cruft's continual interference with
the arrangements made by the company for working the trains. Cruft's
excuse is that he does not know where he is to go. I have no knowl-
edge on the subject. Please let me know what you want done with
him and I will see to it promptly.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
CITY POINT, VA., March 25, 1865-10 p.
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington :
General Cruft was ordered to New Berne. I think steamers are now
in readiness for him in Washington, but General Halleck can advise
you on this point. Colonel Parsons was sent West to look after the
transportation of Cruft's command. His excuse that he does not know
where he is going is frivolous.
U. S. GRANT,
CITY POINT, VA., March 25, 1865-10.30 p. m.
(Received 11 p. m.)
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
'Secretary of War, Washington :
General Schofield recommends, and I approve, the appointment of
General Cox to the command of the Twenty-third Corps. He also asks
the organization of the balance of the troops in his department into a
corps under General Terry. This will be of great advantage to his
command. I would suggest that Terry's corps be called the Tenth.
?ª U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 25, 1865-10 a.
Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point:
The troops for Sherman's army passed Cincinnati on the 20th for
Washington. Have been delayed by loss of railroad bridges. Vessels