City Point Va. Sept. 21st / 64
Maj. Gen. Butler,
Further news from Sheridan is better than the first we heard. In pressuring the enemy up the Valley Lee may be inclined to detach from here. Put every one on the lookout for any movement of the enemy. Should any force
d be detached we must either manage to bring them back or gain an advantage here.
U. S. Grant
Citation: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter signed to Benjamin F. Butler. City Point, Va., 21 September 18]64. AMs 357/30