WASHINGTON, March 3, 1864.
Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,
SIR: I am instructed by the Joint Committee on the Conduct and Expenditures of the War to forward to you a copy of a resolution passed by the Senate yesterday (the copy is inclosed herewith), and to request that you will forward to this committee, as soon as convenient, such information as there may be in your possession upon the subject-matter of the resolution.
I remain, yours, respectfully,
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
March 2, 1864.
On motion by Mr. Hendricks:
Resolved, That the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War be directed to inquire into the causes of and circumstances attending the recent military expedition into Florida, with whom the expedition originated, for what purposes it was undertaken, and what were its results; and that the committee be instructed to report at as early a day as practicable.
Copied from The Official Records of the War of Rebellion.
Response of the Secretary of War to Senator Wade's request