P. G. T. Beauregard, Jan. 1869.
at bottom of of 1862 telegram transcription from Union General John "Headquarters in the Saddle" Pope at Corinth Miss. to General Henry Halleck in Washington, telegram reads "Maj. Gen Halleck, The enemy are reinforcing heavily on my front and left. The cars are running constantly and the cheering is immense every time they unload in front of me. I have no doubt from all appearances that I shall be attacked in heavy force at daylight. John Pope, Maj. Gen."
, the telegram was given to Beauregard, probably to assist him in his research for the book on the Civil War that he published, by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler, who was also at Corinth (and later served in Congress and for the U.S. in the Spanish-American War), Beauregard writes in pencil on the telegram (regarding Pope's somewhat hysterical sounding message to Halleck) "The Confederate forces at Corinth were then evacuating that position and that was only a trick of mine to deceive the Federals as to my whereabouts and movements"
, some minor edge splitting, otherwise Very Fine, an outstanding original document which gives both a contemporary insight into the events at Corinth and a later recollection of it by two of the most prominent Union and Confederate generals of the Civil War
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