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Hamilton and Davies-rests north of the town on the rebel works, stretched across to join Stanley in the bottom near Halleck's old headquarters. They appear to be still in the angle of the road. If they fight us to-morrow I think we shall whip them. If they go to attack you we shall advance upon them. General Hackleman killed.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

General GRANT.

OCTOBER 4, 1862.

Dispatch received. The left of our line rests in the new works near the Seminary; our right, on the old reel works where the Pittsburg road passes through them. The rebels appear to be massed between the two railroads northwest. Our scouts have been out some distance to the front and report rebels have withdrawn either to feel or to attack you.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

General GRANT.

OCTOBER 4, 1862.

You dispatch received. Enemy opened five with artillery this morning close in, probably to cover their retreat. Heavy reconnaissance ordered on the road for advance cavalry scouts to the front. We wish to find his movements and position, whether he moves back on Chewalla road or crossing the Tuscumbia. Had a hard battle this morning on northeast front. Enemy penetrated the town, but were repulsed with heavy loss. Have not renewed the combat. Troops in old position. The batteries are rather better posted and will I trust be better supported. Hope and trust.

Yours,

ROSECRANS.

General GRANT, Jackson.

HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 5, 1862.

Dispatch from Hamilton 11 a. m. Flag of truce from Van Dorn requesting permission to bury the dead dated Chewalla. Answered, "Ample provision has been made." Where is Hurlbut? Now is his time to pitch in. If they stand this side of Chewalla we shall fight where there is no water.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major-General GRANT.

HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 5, 1862.

The following are among the rebel officers killed and wounded: Colonel Pritchard, Third Missouri, severely wounded; Colonel Johnson, Twentieth Arkansas, killed; Colonel Daly, Eighteenth Arkansas, severely wounded; Colonel Rogers, Second Texas, killed; Colonel Martin, commanding Fourth Brigade, First Division, killed; Major Jones, Twentieth Arkansas, killed; Colonel McLain, Thirty-seventh Mississippi, mortally wounded.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

General GRANT.

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