I received the following dispatch from Gen. Ord.
ORD’S HEADQUARTERS, June 23, 1863.
Pretty lively firing on my left, as if a sally. I have sent to Lauman and A. Hovey, if an attack occurs on either side of them, to re-enforce the point attacked.
E. O. C. ORD,
I sent word to the other commanders to be prepared for an attack.
June 23d 1863
Genl Ord reports the firing on his left, as if a Sally were being made. Have your forces in readiness for any action.
U. S. Grant
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 8, p 409-10
O.R., I, xxiv, part 2, p 208
National Archives, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn, Letters Sent