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And if Mr. Blaine will not receive “rebel” authority, then the following is submitted:

On page 74 of General Boynton's book (Sherman's Historical raid) the following telegram from Gen. Halleck, at Washington, to Burnside, in East Tennessee, is given:

September 18,--.
... A part at least of Longstreet's corps is going to Atlanta. It is believed that Bragg, Johnston, and Hardee, with the exchanged prisoners from Vicksburg and Port Hudson, are concentrating against Rosecrans. You must give him all the aid you can.

[Italics ours.] Either Mr. Blaine is mistaken, therefore, in giving General Grant as his authority for saying that these high-toned gentlemen and gallant soldiers violated their paroles, or else General Grant's memory is at variance with the facts.

J. William Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society.

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