Savanna April 5th 1862.
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK ST LOUIS MO
The Main force of the enemy is at Corinth, with troops at different points EastSmall Garrisons are also at Bethel, Jackson and Humboldt. The numbers at these places seem to constantly change The Number of the enemy at Corinth and within supporting distance of it cannot be far from 80.000 men. Information obtained through deserters place their force west at 200.000. One Division of Buell's column arrived yesterday. Gen Buell will be here himself to day. Some skirmishing took place between our out Guards and enemy's, yesterday & day before
U S GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, x, part 2, 94.
Head Quarters, Dist. of West Ten.
Savanna, April 5th 1862.
MAJ. GEN. H. W. HALLECK,
COMD. G DEPT. OF THE MISS.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.
Just as my letter of yesterday to Capt. McLean, A. A. Gen. was finished notes from Gens. McClernand's & Sherman's A. A. Gens. were received stating that our outposts had been attacked by the enemy apparently inconciderable force. I immediately