oclock—Genl Price in command. Head Quarters at Gun Town—Every thing has
left below except Prices division which he reports is about (12000) strong—
The movement has been by Brigades. The last Brigade under Genl Jackson moved
moved about one week ago Infantry & Artilery going by Cars. Their horses by
land towards Chattanooga. One
(1) Division is to return and increase Prices
force to (30.000) & that this Division is the first one that moved—Some four (4)
or five (5) weeks ago & is under command of Genl Polk. After which the troops
on this line are to be attacked—I give this for what it is worth. The deserters
is an Intelligent one—I send the above for the information of the Genl comdg."
Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy,
ibid., Army of the Miss., Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 164-65. 3. On Aug. 13, Rosecrans telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch & the coppy
from Buell recd—If the Rebels will go into Tennesee let them do it. let the genl
in front if he cannot successfully fight them draw them in & destroy the crops as
he goes Let the Government study Bear hunting Mean while & learn
how even a Dog hanging on to the haunches of a Bear keeps time from morning
till the hunter comes and kills him. Let us fortify & provision needful points so
as to be foot & hand free your reply to D. C. is good" Telegram received,
DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Army of the
Miss., Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 166.
To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
Aug 14 1862
MAJ GENL HALLECK
GENL IN CHIEF
Telegram received I have ordered two more Divisions
East Those on the road to move to Decatur.
received last night shows that Prices forces have advanced to
2 He was expecting yesterday the arrival of fifteen
thousand reinforcements from Georgia probably From
best information I can get indicates that a feint only is intended
here for the purpose to hold our troops, but sending so many
troops away, may it not be turned into a real attack
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams
Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1973.
Page number: 292.
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