“Our troops have Tunnel Hill. Some prisoners, wagons, &c., have been captured from the enemy.”

I wrote Gen. Halleck with a summary of our movements of the past 2 days.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 25, 1864-1 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

General-in-Chief:

On the 23rd General Schofield telegraphed that he had good reason to believe Longstreet was leaving East Tennessee. He started immediately in pursuit, since which I have heard nothing further from him. General Thomas’ force left Chattanooga last Monday to demonstrate against Dalton, to prevent forces being sent from there against General Sherman. Our troops have Tunnel Hill. Some prisoners, wagons, &c., have been captured from the enemy.

 

U. S. GRANT,

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 25, 1864-9 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

General Schofield has moved to Strawberry Plains, and will follow Longstreet as soon as he can get over the river. He says information received says Longstreet was ordered back to Virginia but does not know if this is the fact. Schofield will follow up vigorously and ascertain his movement as soon as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 10, p 152

O.R., I, xxxii, part 2, p 462-3

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