Letter from Benjamin F. Butler to U.S. Grant (June 17, 1864)

Updated: September 20, 2018

On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler wrote to Lieutenant General U.S. Grant agreeing to rescind his order to relieve Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps.

Hdqrs. Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
In the Field, June17, 1864

Lieutenant-General GRANT:
Commanding Armies of the United States

General: I send you the withdrawal of so much of my special order as relieves Major-General Gillmore, according to your request, to take date as of the day of its issue, upon the supposition that it is to be operative and simultaneous with yours, relieving him at his request.


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