I have returned to City Point and I received a report that the rebels are sending men into Georgia to oppose Sherman. This should give Gen. Thomas enough of a numerical advantage to take the offensive. I wrote him,
CITY POINT, VA., November 27, 1864-9 p.m.
Major-General THOMAS, Nashville:
Savannah papers, just received, state that Forrest is expected in rear of Sherman and that Breckenridge is already on his way to Georgia from East Tennessee. If this proves true, it will give you a chance to take the offensive against Hood and to cut the railroads up into Virginia with a small cavalry force.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 13, p 27-8
O.R. xlv, part 1, p 1083