Nov. 27th 1863 1 P M 1
MAJ GEN H W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
Several prisoners state that Longstreet was ordered back from Knoxville the first or second day of the fight. It is positively knownboth from citizens and prisoners that Buckner was ordered to the support of Longstreet and that one train load left the first day of battle and [more] were just ready to start when the battle commenced. These troops were all brought back & participated in the defeat‐
Granger will be all ready to start for Knoxville this evening and will go unless it is positively learned that Longstreet has fled
U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl Comdg
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); DLC-Robert T. Lincoln; copies, DLC-USG, V, 40, 94; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, xxxi, part 3, 256. See ibid., I, xxxi, part 2, 69.
1 Ga. 2 P M
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF
The pursuit has continued to this point with continuous skirmishing—It is asserted by citizens that Longstreet is expected tomorrow and that the Enemy will make a stand at Dalton [I] shall
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: July 7 - December 31, 1863. Volume: 9. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 455.
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