been shot. (which appears to be true) led Genl. Judah. to report to me the threatened attack of which I advised you. If any thing else should transpire giving color of truth to the report mentioned, I will hasten to advise you and, meantime, will be on the elert to repel and retaliate any hostile attack that may be made." LS, DNA, RG 393, District of West Tenn., Letters Received.
Camp Near Corinth, Miss.
May 19th 1862
DR. H. JOHNSON, ESQ
Yours of the 8th inst. is just received. I believe the bill refered to has not yet passed Congress. If it does pass it will afford me great pleasure togive you all the assistance in my power to procure one of the appointments.
You will see by my heading that Corinth is not yet taken. I hope it will be in a few days. If the rebels make a determined stand the battle will be a te[r]ific one. The enemy are in large force and well fortified. Our men are determined and believe themselvs invincible.
It is late at night and I am already fatigued writing. You must excuse, therefore a very short letter.
My wife and children were all well the last news from them. They are with my father in Covington Ky. —Mrs. Grant would be delighted to hear from Mrs. Johnson.
Remember me to Mrs. Johnson and children.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, Ralph F. Brandon, M. D., Short Hills, N. J.