Saturday, June 27, 2009

How many men does Bragg have? August 1862

To Maj General Don Carlos Buell
August 12, 1862

From the best information I can get there is but about 20,000 men including levies or conscripts in front on my left at Corinth - the main body having gone to Chattanooga - the rail book at Mobile shows that 56,000 have passed by Rail from Tupelo and vicinity to Chattanooga. The person who gave me this information and whom I believe reliable... says the whole rebel force at Chattanooga belonging to that command is estimated at 108,000.

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
Corinth, Mississippi.

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