It is clear now that Gen. Bragg’s forces are in disarray. I dashed back to Chattanooga to send a dispatch to Gen. Halleck.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, November 27, 1863-1 a.m.
I am just in from the front. The rout of the enemy is most complete. Abandoned wagons, caissons, and occasional pieces of artillery are everywhere to be found. I think Bragg’s loss will fully reach sixty pieces of artillery. A large number of prisoners have fallen into our hands. The pursuit will continue to Red Clay in the morning, for which place I shall start in a few hours.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 454
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