Oct 23 1862. I have passed on the reports of the Rebels concentrating their forces at Holly Springs to Gen. Halleck,
JACKSON, TENN., October 23, 1862-10 a. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
It is now certain that the rebels have been largely re-enforced at Holly Springs and are strongly fortifying. Pemberton in command. Tilghman in command of exchanged prisoners. They are re-enforced by conscripts, Alabama and Texas troops. Is it not probable that Bragg will come this way?
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 178-9
O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 290