The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863 - Vol. 7

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To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Oxford 3 P M Dec 14 [1862]

MAJ GENL HALLECK
GEN'L IN CHF

The following desbatch has been recd from Genl Dodge

Corinth Dec 13th 1862.

MAJ GENL GRANT,

I have just recd a despatch from Col Sweeny in command of the forces sent out he struck the outputs of the enemy at Cherokee three hundred strong under Col Warren 1 Pursued them five miles fighting all the way where they met Col Rhoddy with fourteen hundred who after a sharp engagement fell back to Little Bear Creek four miles this side of Tuscumbia from which they were driven after burning their stores camp Equipage & Bridges Rhoddy had here four cannon & saw Infantry from Braggs army we captured thirty two (32) prisoners a number of Horses arms &c The reconnoisance was a success The artilly & Infantry had just arrived there from Decatur & strengthened the reports of his crossing a force at that point on the arrival of Col Sweeny I shall know about how strong a report comes to night that sixteen thousand (16000) Infty have gone to Pemberton by way of merdian It went down the Chattanooga & Meridian road this is given by refugees from Alabama who arrived here to day from Walker County it does not agree with what have heretofore heard except that was one of the roads on which forage & provisions were being collected.

Signed G. M. DODGE
B. Gl. 2

U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl

Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies

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