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front of Bolivar, with cavalry thrown out in large force toward Somerville. I will be ready to do all that is possible with the means at hand. Re-enforcements not arrived.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

JACKSON, TENN., October 29, [1862] - 4.30 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

One hundred and twelve furloughs granted by General Curtis to men of my command are just received. Has authority been granted since General Orders, Numbers 78, to give furloughs?

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 29, 1862.

Governor YATES, Springfield, Ill.:

Please send batteries and anything else ready for the field to Columbus or Helena. The security of West Tennessee and Helena is of vital importance to our future operations on the Mississippi.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Jackson, October 29, 1862.

Brigadier General T. A. DAVIES, Columbus, Ky.:

Send troops from Paducah and from Cairo, if necessary, under command of General Ransom to Eddyville to attack Morgan at Hopkinsville. Order at the same time all the available forces at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson to co-operate with him. They will act in concert.

You can communicate by telegraph to Paducah and Fort Henry. Have ordered the telegraph operators at these places to remain at their posts.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBUS, October 29, 1862.

Colonel W. W. LOWE,

(Or Commanding Officer Forts Donelson and Henry:)

You will take what available force you have at Forts Donelson and Henry and communicate with General Ransom at Paducah, and act in concert with him, and co-operate with him to attack Morgan with 2,500 men at Hopkinsville. Take as little transportation as possible and live off the country as far at practicable.

Answer your disposition.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General.