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FRANKLIN, May 27, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

General Brannan telegraphs that I will be attacked in force to-day or to-morrow. Have you any such information?

Yours,

G. GRANGER.

[Indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, May 27, 1863.

General [THOMAS]:

The general commanding wishes to know if you have any such information as is contained within.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. R. THOMPSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, May 27, 1863.

I have no such information.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

FRANKLIN, May 27, 1863-12.20 a. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I can threaten Spring Hill. Keep me informed of the probable time when Dodge will attack the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, May 27, 1863-9 p. m.

General ROSECRANS:

No official dispatches from Vicksburg since my last to you. The city is closely invested. Nothing can save it except a heavy force attacking Grant in the rear. Our batteries are playing all day and night. It is believed the works at Vicksburg are so strong that assault is out of the questions. It has been tried without good success. I think the city must have fallen by to-day. Will advise you as soon as anything comes.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES, Brentwood, May 27, 1863. (Received 3.30 a. m.)

General CARFIELD, Chief of Staff:

SIR: Inclosed please find dispatch sent through to me by couriers from General Granger, and which I forward to Nashville by same means, as the line is down:

HEADQUARTERS OF KENTUCKY, May 27, 1863.

Colonel McCook:

The telegraph wires are cut somewhere. Send a party through to Nashville at once, and telegraph to General Rosecrans that I am to be attacked to-morrow in large force