Sept 22 1862. I sent a telegram to Gen. Halleck informing him of the impending attack on Bolivar, TN.
Bolivar is now threatened with an attack from Villepigue, a portion of Breckinridge’s forces, and possibly some other troops. They marched in three column from Davis’ Mill, about 7 miles south of Grand Junction, and will reach to-day, about 8 miles south of Bolivar. They have twenty regiments infantry, 1,000 cavalry, and five batteries artillery. Hurlbut will be so re-enforced to-night as to hold the place if attacked, and to take the initiative if threatened and not attacked. I shall go to Jackson to-morrow, and Bolivar, if necessary.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 79-80
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 233