Sunday, February 11, 2018

Edwin M. Stanton to Major-General John A. Dix, November 3, 1864

November 3, 1864.
Major-General DIX,
New York:

You will understand that in assigning General Butler to report to you it is not designed in any way to impair or interfere with your supreme command, but is only a brief, temporary arrangement, which affords the only chance of getting a sufficient force to serve your purpose in the present emergency. I shall write to you today at large.

Secretary of War.

SOURCE: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 43, Part 1 (Serial No. 91), p. 535

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