April 27, 1864,
Major-General H. W. Halleck to Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant with response from Grant
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 1864--11.10 a.m.
General Curtis telegraphs that Quantrill with 325 men were on the Arkansas River threatening Kansas. He asks for authority to mount his Indian brigade on ponies. What answer shall be given?
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CULPEPER COURT-HOUSE, VA., April 27, 1864.
(Received 5 p.m.)
Chief of Staff:
I see no objection to General Curtis mounting as many men on ponies as may be necessary.
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