War of the Rebellion: Serial 011 Page 0094 KY., TENN., N. MISS., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXII.

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to-day more than some picket firing. The enemy is saucy, but got the worst of it yesterday, and will not press out pickets far. I will not be drawn out far unless with certainty of advantage, and I do not apprehend anything like an attack on our position.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAVANNAH, April 5, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

The main force of the enemy is at Corinth, with troops at different points east; also at Bethel, Jackson, and Humboldt are small garrisons. The numbers at these places seem to constantly change.

The number of the enemy at Corinth and within supporting distance of it cannot be far from 80,000 men. Information obtained through deserters place their force West at 200,000. One division of Buell's column arrived yesterday. General Buell will be here himself to-day. Some skirmishers took place with our outguards and the enemy's yesterday and day before.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

SAVANNAH, April 5, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

General Nelson of Buell's column, has just arrived. The other two divisions will arrive to-morrow and next day. Some skirmishing took place last night between our advance and the enemy, resulting in 4 wounded and 4 or 5 men and 2 officers of our side taken prisoners. Enemy lost several killed and 8 prisoners taken.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 5, 1862.

Major General U. S. GRANT:

The rank of major-general is granted Buell, Pope, McClernand, C. F. Smith, and Wallace. General Buell's force will concentrate at Waynesborough. You will act in concert, but he will exercise his separate command, unless the enemy should attack you. In that case you are authorized to take the general command.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Saint Louis, April 5, 1862.

General D. C. BUELL:

You are right about concentrating at Waynesborough. Future move-