War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0468 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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organization. Stanley is the only general in his division, and I have no one to take his place can be spared. Will relieve him as soon as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 7, 1862.

I will make a reconnaissance in force to-morrow toward Holly Springs. Will not attack or advance, however, unless it is ascertained that the enemy are evacuating, until re-enforcements are up. Will have the railroad complete to Davis' Mill on Monday. I have not the slightest apprehension of a reverse from present appearances.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 9, 1862.

Two divisions and 1,200 cavalry are now out on reconnaissance toward Holly Springs. The cavalry, under Colonel Lee (Seventh Kansas), had two skirmishes yesterday in which they took 102 prisoners and killed 17 that they know of. Our reported loss 2 wounded. Rebels commenced evacuating Holly Springs last Thursday, but Pemberton came up and turned them back. This army should be supplied with 15,000 muskets and accouterments, complete, of uniform pattern,delivered at Jackson, to supply recruits and replace arms requiring repairs. This number would enable us, by making some changes, to have more uniformity of caliber in the different regiments. May I expect forces from New Orleans and Helena to co-operate?

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General

General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 9, 1862-7.50 p.m.

Re-enforcements are arriving very slowly. If they do not come on more rapidly I will attack as I am. But one regiment has yet reached Memphis.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 10, 1862.

Major-General GRANT, La Grange, Tenn.:

Five regiments and one battery left Illinois for Memphis last week. Six or seven more will leave this week. Others will be sent from Ohio and Kentucky. Memphis will be made the depot of a joint military