General Grant's Reply.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,
PITTSBURG, April 9, 1862.
Gen. P. G. T. BEAUREGARD, Commanding Confederate army of the Mississippi, Monterey, Tenn.:
Your dispatch of yesterday is just received. Owing to the warmth of the weather, I deemed it advisable to have all the dead of both parties buried immediately, heavy details were made for this purpose, and it is now accomplished.
There cannot, therefore, be any necessity of admitting within our lines the parties you desire to send on the grounds asked.
I shall always be glad to extend any courtesy consistent with duty, and especially so when dictated by humanity.
I am, General, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
Major General Commanding.