Major General Wesley Merritt to Brigadier General Henry C. Corbin, Adjutant General
Sanfrancisco Calif, June 8,98
Adjt Genl U S Army
The prospects as to transports is improving hope to have five sail about the fifteenth carrying 4,000 men and officers. The Indiana, Ohio[,] Belgic and City of Pueblo should be ready to sail about June twenty fifth. Capacity not yet determined. I again call attention to the consideration of the Govt at Washington the question of convoys for these transport ships which must of necessity be helpless in a fight.
Major General Commanding
Source Note: TC, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 320. This cable was typed on “THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY” stationery with the following routing designation: “145 W Rz, Bt 84,Paid GR 510.”