(Second) Battle of Corinth

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10 PM  Oct 4th
Jackson Tenn 1130 AM
To Halleck The Rebels are now
massing on Corinth in the north
West angle of the rail road
there was some fighting yesterday Rosecrans
informs me that his troops occupy
from College Hill to Pittsburg road
on the Enemies old works Genl
McPherson has gone with (crossed out) five
brigade raised from troops here &
Trenton to his relief probably reached
Corinth by seven this morning Hurlbut
is moving on the Enemies flank
from Bolivar I have given every
aid possible signed U S Grant look out

Today marked the second day of the Second Battle of Corinth, when Union forces under General William Rosecrans overcame Confederate forces under Generals Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price. The reinforcements led by McPherson that Grant talks about sending arrived considerably later in the day than he projected, well after the Confederate army retreated, but Rosecrans failed to send any troops after Van Dorn that day, eliciting irritation from Grant.

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