Gen Rosecrans: “If they have forty Regts. will be … 18500 men”

Sept 27 1862.  I received a telegram from Gen. Rosecrans providing more information on the rebel army threatening Corinth.

From Negroes and deserters report to date of rebels.  His advance guard is at Baldwin.  Price at Tupelo fortifying.  Maury’s division of three brigades have gone to Holly Springs.  Genl. McKean sends report of a scout.  Van Dorn and Villepigue reported at Grand Junction with forty Regts. poorly supplied with artillery and Q-M stores.  Intends making a feint on Bolivar but a real attack on Corinth soon as they want stores.  Price is expected to co-operate.  He says one hundred and fifty rebels and recruits are in Montezuma.  If they have forty Regts. will be eighteen thousand and five hundred 18500 men.  Price has 13000 including Maury’s.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 92

National Archives, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received

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