good &) they should carry ten days provisions & five days forrage for the rest get their forrage in the country leaving formal receipts in every case" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copy, ibid., Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 315-16.
Corinth Aug 12th 1862.
From the best information I can get there is but about twenty thousand 20.000 men including new levies or conscripts in front of my left—The main body having gone to Chattanooga—The rail road books at Mobile show that fifty six thousand men 56.000 have passed by rail from Tupelo and vicinity to Chattanooga; the same person who gives me this information and I believe him te reliable says the whole rebel force at Chattanooga and belonging to that command is estimated at One hundred and eight thousand—108.000—Price is at Tupelo information is that he intends to demonstrate against this place to cover a flank movement on the rail road and Tenne east from here—This came in last night just as I had finished reading your dispatch and seems to confirm your information I will telegraph you again during the day and inform you what I have done for your support in case of need—
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Ohio, Telegrams Received; Buell Papers, TxHR. O. R., I, xvi, part 2, 315. On Aug. 10, 1862, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell telegraphed to USG. "The informant seems to be certain of the plans of the enemy to make a formidable advance upon Middle Tenn, But it is not so clear what route they will take, if it were not for the information contained in the accompanying letter, which was found yesterday, I should certainly expect the main advance to come from East Tenn, & I think the plan stated in the letter must have been suddenly changed, for Bragg has certainly been at Chattanooga since the evening of the 28th, & there is no doubt of the collection of a large force