“Twenty ninth Ohio infantry & some cavalry were attacked by about four thousand Rebels yesterday”

Aug 31 1862:  I sent a telegram to Gen. Halleck informing him of the clash at Bolivar.

The following dispatch is received from Bolivar, Tenn. Col Hogg in command of the twentieth.  Twenty ninth Ohio infantry & some cavalry were attacked by about four thousand Rebels yesterday.  Our troops behaved well, driving the enemy whose loss was over one hundred.  Ours twenty five men killed & wounded, Col. Hogg being one of the number.

U. S. Grant

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 338

National Archives, RG 94, Generals’ Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck

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