“Sherman’s bridge was completed at 12 m., at which time all his force was over, except one division”

I sent word to Gen. Thomas to be ready to support Sherman as he attacks on our left.

CHATTANOOGA, November 24, 1863-1 p.m

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Chattanooga:

Sherman’s bridge was completed at 12 m., at which time all his force was over, except one division. That division was to cross immediately when his attack would commence. Your forces should attack at the same time, and either detain a force equal to their own or move to the left to the support of Sherman, if he should require it.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 442

O.R., I, xxxi, part 2, p 43

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