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 Miss 6 P M [Dec. ] 16th [1862]

MAJ GEN H W HALLACK

The following dispatch from Gen Dodge just rec'd :

Corinth Dec 16th 1862

To Maj Gen Grant, I have men in direct from Shelbyville Tenn, Left the Eighth 8th & crossed the Tenn at Eastport all the army at Shelbyville & South had been ordered to Torgue Tenn 1 also most of Cavalry the bulk of the stores were kept at Chattanooga They having eight (8) days on hand Johnson has entire command & they intend to make stand at Torgue The bridge at Bridgeport 2 is finished, A large number of deserters are coming to our lines from Braggs army west Tenn & Arkansas troops They corroborate the above Generally when these men left most of Forresters cavalry was up on Cumberland river west of Nashville Buckner command occupied Shelbyville & Marched to Torgue Dec 6th Col Warren was killed in fight in Tuscumbia Signed G M DODGE Brig Genl 3

U. S GRANT
Maj Gen

Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence ; DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 24, 88, 91. O. R., I, xvii, part 1, 476.

Also on Dec. 16, 1862, USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck. "Bragg is said to be going towards the Tenn. river through Waynesboro. Rosecrans ought to push them & if possible gunboats be sent up the Tenn." Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 5, 8, 24, 88, 91. O. R., I, xvii, part 1, 476. On the same day, USG sent an identically worded telegram to Act. Rear Admiral David D. Porter. Telegram received, DNA, RG 45, Correspondence of David D. Porter, Telegrams Received. O. R. (Navy), I, xxiii, 627. Another identical telegram went to Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans. Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Cumberland, Telegrams Received.

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