“Information just in from Colonel Sheridan … says large force leaving Saltillo for Chattanooga”

Wrote Gen. Halleck, “Information just in from Colonel Sheridan, who attacked and drove 600 rebels from Ripley this morning, says large force leaving Saltillo for Chattanooga by rail. Wagons moved across the country. [Rebel] General Cheatham with division had gone west; Withers to follow with division. The Hatchie northwest of Bolivar is now occupied by rebels. McClernand is there with about 6,000 men.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 250-1

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 130-31

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