28 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. [Cm.. MX.
HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA,
Augusta, March 25, 1865.
Brevet Major-General GROVER,
Commanding U. S. Forces at Savannah, Ga.:
SIR ?ª I have to inform you that your communication relative to the
removal of the Confederate officers' wives now in Savannah from your
lines is received. While I protest against the execution of so cruel and
barbarous an order, in depriving defenseless women and children of
their only homes, it is with pleasure that their friends will welcome
them again to their protection. The point of delivery which you sug-
gest is entirely satisfactory—Poor Robin upon the Savannah River—
and I will have a truce boat prepared for the reception of sixty persons
at that point on Friday next, the 31st instant, at 10 a. m. Upon each
successive Friday at the same point and time the same number will be
received until all have been sent through. In regard to the class of
persons not embraced in your orders but wishing to enter our lines as
yon propose, I would be willing to receive such as may first report their
names through yourself to me, to be considered and answered by return
boat, either favorably or otherwise, as I may see proper, when they can
be forwarded in the same manner as the others. I will adopt the same
plan in regard to persons wishing to leave our lines to enter yours, if
satisfactory to yourself.
P. M. B. YOUNG,
Hon. SECRETARY OF WAR:
I approve your Fort Sumter programme. Grant don't seem to know
Yeatman very well, but thinks very well of him so far as he knows.
Thinks it probable that Yeatman is here now for the place. I told
you this yesterday, as well as that you should do as you think best
about Mr. Whiting's resignation, but I suppose you did not receive the
dispatch. I am on the boat and have no later war news than went to
you last night.
GOLDSBOROUGH, N. C., March 26, 1865.
The great inconvenience and suffering of the different commands of
the army under General Sherman, on account of the utter incompe-
tency and inefficiency of the chief quartermaster and commissary on
his staff; we, as commanding officers in the army, are compelled to ask
that a change at once be made by the commanding general.
CITY POINT, VA., March 26, 1865.
(Received 11.30 a. in.)
JOHN A. LOGAN,
Major-General, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.
FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.,
Major-General, Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Goldsborough, N. C., March 27, 1865.
1 believe the inconvenience and suffering referred to has not been
due to the commissary department, as it was conducted under the