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timates that 18,000 men remained, Sunday evening, fit for battle. These, with the reinforcements, would give some 46,000 Federals for the fight on Monday. But if only 18,000 remained, what a story it tells of the havoc and rout of Sunday! Two-thirds of the army dead, wounded, or missing! These statements of Grant's strength have been met by the flat contradiction of General Buell and his friends, as being absolutely inconsistent with the situation of affairs. In an interview with Major J. M. Wright, of his staff, authoritatively published in the Louisville Courier-Journal, General Buell speaks in reference to these matters as follows: My own recollection has always been that General Sherman's explanations on that occasion were briefer than would ordinarily be expected from him, and that if there was much conversation it consisted mainly in my unequivocal statement to him that I should attack the enemy the next morning at daylight, and in my endeavor to get such information