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

By John Y. Simon; Ulysses S. Grant | Go to book overview
Save to active project

did not press us during the night—The troops

were placed in position, intrenchments thrown up where none existed & every exertion made to render the position secure—The enemy have made no serious demonstrations during the day—Our cavalry on the Kingston road have been skirmishing all the afternoon & have been pressed slowly back—and the enemy's pickets are now about two miles from town—His advance today has not been vigorous & he is evidently holding back for the arrival of his artillery or the developement of some flank movement—If he should assault our position here I think we can give a good account of ourselves—They still have a force on the other side of the river with pickets in sight of ours but have made no demonstrations to day." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Burnside; telegram received, ibid., War Records Office, Dept. of the Ohio. O. R., I, xxxi, part 1, 268.


To Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

Head Quarters, Mil. Div. of the Miss.
Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 18th 1863.

MAJ. GEN. W. T. SHERMAN,
COMD. G DEPT. & ARMY OF THE TEN.
GENERAL,

Enclosed herewith I send you copy of instructions to Maj. Gen. Thomas. 1 You having been over the ground, in person, and having heard the whole matter discussed, 2 further instructions will not be necessary for you.

It is particularly desirable that a force should be got through to the rail-road between Cleveland and Dalton and Longstreet thus cut off from communication with the South, but being confronted by a large force here, strongly located, it is not easy to tell how this is to be effected until the result of our first effort is known. I will add however what is not shown in my instructions to Gen. Thomas that one Brigade of Cavalry has been ordered here which, if it arrives in time, will be thrown across the Tennessee, above Chickamauga, and may be able to make the trip to Cleveland or thereabouts. 3

I am Gen. Very respectfully
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Comd.g

-410-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: July 7 - December 31, 1863 - Vol. 9
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 700

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?