“Have just arrived at this place, and will go to the front this evening or in the morning”

I have arrived in Knoxville.  I immediately sent a report to Gen. Halleck of the situation regarding the enemy forces under Longstreet.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 31, 1863-11 a. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Have just arrived at this place, and will go to the front this evening or in the morning. The Fourth and Ninth Corps are at blain’s Cross-Roads, the Twenty-third at Strawberry Plains, with one brigade and Sturgis’ cavalry at Mossy Creek and Talbott’s Station. Longstreet is at Morristown.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 577

O.R., I, xxxi, part 3, p 542