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

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same day, 8:00 P. M., Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson wrote to Thomas. "General Grant directs me to request you to notify him as soon as the troops have put their position in a defencible condition and properly picketed their front." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. See letter to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, Nov. 25, 1863. For unsuccessful efforts of Col. Clark B. Lagow and Wilson to ascertain the disposition of Thomas's troops during the night of Nov. 25-26, see James Harrison Wilson, Under the Old Flag (New York and London, 1912), I, 302-3.

To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Chattanooga Tenn
7 30 P M Nov 25/63


I have heard from Burnside to the 23d when he had rations for ten or twelve days. He expected to hold out that time 1 I shall move the force from here on to the Rail Road between Cleveland and Dalton and send a column of twenty thousand men up the south side of the Tennessee without wagons carrying four days rations and taking a Steamboat loaded with rations from which to draw on the route. If Burnside holds out until this force gets beyond Kingston I think Enemy will fly and with the present state of the roads must abandon almost every thing. I believe Bragg will lose much of his Army by desertion in consequence of his defeat in the last three days fight.

Maj Gen Comdg

Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); William H. Seward Papers, NRU; DLC-Robert T. Lincoln; copies, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Received in Cipher; ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. O. R., I, xxxi, part 2, 25.

On Nov. 23, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, Knoxville, tele- graphed to USG. "The enemy are still in our front. They have not yet invested the place but hold all our line here and—other side of the river Our de- fenses are comparatively strong the men in good spirits we have provisions for say ten (10) or (12) days longer & will hold out as long as we can It is


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