War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0250 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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Brigadier General ISSAC F. QUINBY.+

Big Muddy, Ill.

71st Illinois Companies I and K.

Cairo, Ill.

81st Illinois, Colonel James J. Dollins.

Fort Heiman, Ky.+

Lieutenant Colonel MATTHEWSON T. PATRICK.

83rd Illinois (detachment).

5th Iowa Cavalry (detachment).

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery H, Captain Andrew Stenbeck.

Mound City, Ill.

71st Illinois, Companies D and F.

Bird's Point, Mo.

6th Illinois Cavalry, Company M, Captain Issiah M. Sperry.

Fort Dowelson, Tenn.#


83rd Illinois (detachment).

5th Iowa Cavalry (detachment).

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery C, Captain James P. Flood.

Fort Henry, Tenn.#

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES F. CHAPMAN.

71st Ohio (detachment).

13th Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel James F. Chapman.

Paducah, Ky.

Colonel T. E. G. RANSOM.

11th Illinois.

6th Illinois Cavalry, Company B, Captain James B. Morray.

Brooks' (Kentucky) cavalry.

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery K, Lieutenant Isaac W. Curtis.

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery C.&


October 1, 1862.

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

For several days there has been a movement of the rebels south of my front, which left it in doubt whether Bolivar or Corinth was to be the point of attack. It is now clear that Corinth is to be the point, and that from the west or southwest. Price, Van Dorn, Villepigue, and Rust are together. Rust commands Breckinridge's forces, the latter having gone to Kentucky, by Mobile and Chattanooga, taking three regiments with him. My position is precarious, but hope to get out of it all right.



BOLIVAR, October 1, [1862].

Major-General GRANT:

There is evidently a movement eastward going on in front of me, the particulars of which I have not yet been able to obtain.




*Headquarters at Columbus, Ky. The garrisons at Columbus, Hickman, Smithland, Ky., and at Fort Pillow and Island Numbers 10, Tennessee, not indicated on original return.


+District return report Brigadier General G. M. Dodge as commanding this division, but the division return so reports Quinby, and reports Dodge as commanding "Central Division" of this division.

#Colonel William W. Lowe, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, commanding the three posts.

&Also reported at Fort Donelson.