War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0162 Chapter XXIX. WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, Ohio 5, 1862.

Dispatch received. I sent my compliments to Major-General Van Dorn, commanding Confederate forces, and told him that ample provision had been made for the burial of the dead.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major-General GRANT.

HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 5, 1862.

News from the front. Enemy reported three hours ahead, breaking to the Tuscumbia for water. Rebel cavalry reported in your old camp to the south.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

CHAS. E. FARRAND,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

Major-General GRANT.

ROSECRANS' HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 5, 1862.

McArthur pursued the enemy 5 1\2 miles with small force. Was re-enforced in the night with five regiments. He was encamped within short distance of two regiments of enemy's rear guard. McKean followed at daylight with balance of division, supported by Hamilton's division. McPherson, Stanley, and Davies were to start at daylight, but through error were delayed. They take route north of railroad toward Pocahontas; balance south. Now is the time for Steele to pitch in, while they are all looking this way. Rebel prisoners talk of re-enforcements and fighting again.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major-General GRANT.

HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 5, 1862.

Leading divisions arrived at Chewalla. No news from McPherson since 12 m. Enemy's rear guard overtaken beyond Chewalla road repairing a bridge to go over. Progress very slow. McKean in the way. Order us forage at once or our animals will starve.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major-General GRANT.

ON ROAD, October 6, 1862.

Have you anything further from men or any orders for me? Am at end of telegraph wire, going forward to Woodward's, thence to Hatchie Crossing. Please answer before I leave. Have ordered railroad track to be cleared an in working order to Hock's Crossing; also telegraph wire to be repaired.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

Major-General GRANT.