Item Description: Telegram from General Hood to General Beauregard sent on December 14, 1864 from the vicinity of Nashville, TN. He reports on enemy movements near Memphis, TN and requests reinforcements.
Item Citation: In Folder 9 of the William Asbury Whitaker Papers, #3433, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Received at Dec 14 1864 at __ o’clock, __ minutes,
By telegraph from Hd Qrs-AT 6 miles from Nashville to Gen G T Beauregard
7 via Boston via m14-
Capt Reid commanding at Corinth Miss reports that scouts from vicinity of Memphis report that Steele with fifteen thousand men landed at that point last Thursday and passed up the River Saturday. I respectfully request that all men belonging to this army and any reinforcements that can be spared be sent forward as soon as possible.
J B Hood
57-Col 342 Opd 2280