Stanton telegraph, December 17, 1864-10 a. m.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 17, 1864-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Burlington, N. J.:

Thomas victorious yesterday. Hood’s army broken; driven back to the Brentwood Hills; many prisoners and cannon taken; pursuit to be renewed to-day. Our loss not over 300.+ Sherman took Fort McAllister Wednesday. If you start soon there is yet time for your report to be made as promised. Details will be sent you soon as possible, but the telegraph works badly. Dispatches from Foster are being received, and a messenger with sealed dispatches from Sherman has reached Fortress Monroe on his way up.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 45, Part 2 (Franklin – Nashville)

Page 228 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LVII.

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