But a few days later Sherman
had made a radical change in his previous plan.
He telegraphed Grant
, from Rome, Georgia
, November 1, as follows:
As you foresaw, and as Jeff. Davis threatened, the enemy is now in the full tide of execution of his grand plan to destroy my communications and defeat this army.
His infantry, about 30,--000, with Wheeler's and Roddey's cavalry, from 7000 to 10,000, are now in the neighborhood of Tuscumbia and Florence, and, the water being low, is able to cross at will.
Forrest seems to be