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Gen. Grant authorizes the creation of a commission to investigate the methods by which Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army received supplies from Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Department ? Lincoln would engage on the subject just three days before his assassination!
Autograph Letter Signed ?U.S. Grant / Lt. Gen.,? 1.5p, 5? x 8?, separate sheets. On stationery headed ?Headquarters Armies of the United States,? City Point, Va, January 19, 1865. To Major General Edward O.C. Ord, Commanding Dept. of Va. & N.C. On verso, mounting remnants including a strip across bottom of first page and top of second page, light show-through. Fine condition.In full, ?Your private note of this date is rec'd. I think your suggestion to appoint a Commission to investigate into the Norfolk trade matter a good one. I could not suggest better names for the Commission than those named by you. Go on with it and lose no time in having the Commission commence its work.?On January 23, 1865, Ord wrote to Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, Grant?s Chief of Staff, enclosing ?a letter from Major Read Recorder of the Commission now sitting at Norfolk for the investigation of frauds committed in this Department...? Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon was President of the Military Commiss
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