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rg telegrams must have informed him that the danger of a rebel invasion was now more threatening than ever. Grand Gulf to be evacuated — the movement against Grant's Communications. A letter from Grand Gulf, Miss., of the 9th inst., to the Madison (Wisconsin) Journal, referring to the movements of the 12th Wisconsin regimhis point seem to be destined for complete evacuation by our forces, but a surveillance by gunboats will be kept up to prevent reoccupation by the rebels Since General Grant opened his bast of supplies at Memphis, and encircled the stronghold of the rebels from Haines's Bluff, to Warrenton, this point has lost its grand importance s division, passed by this point up the river. It is believed that a force from Little Rock, Arkansas, is massing preparatory to an attack on the river to cut off Grant's communication with Memphis, and compel him to raise the siege; but all the rebel movements are closely watched and doubtless will be frustrated. Confederat
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], The situation in Tennessee--a battle imminent. (search)
" where it is believed he will meet with a hearty reception. Our troops are represented as being confident, full of fire and spirit, and anxious for the beginning. The Rebel estimates our loss so far at about one hundred killed and five hundred wounded. The Appeal, of the 29th, says that Rosecrans continued to advance as if desiring to give battle, in which desire, it has reason to believe, he will be accommodated, at the proper time and place. Shelbyville was evacuated on Friday last, and a rapid concentration of our troops in the works at Tullahoma was taking place. Instead of Rosecrans being weakened by reinforcements to Grant, it is has been strengthened to such an extent as to make him confident enough to advance our weak defences in front, hence our commanders have chosen the battle-ground, if a fight is forced upon them. Up to Saturday evening Rosecrans continued to advance along the whole line, and at last accounts a battle was considered imminent.