Aug 14 1862
MAJ GENL HALLECK
GENL IN CHIEF
Telegram received I have ordered two more Divisions East Those on the road to move to Decatur. 1 Information received last night shows that Prices forces have advanced to Guntown. 2 He was expecting yesterday the arrival of fifteen thousand reinforcements from Georgia probably From 3 the best information I can get indicates that a feint only is intended here for the purpose to hold our troops, but sending so many troops away, may it not be turned into a real attack
U S GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88.