SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CORINTH,
THIRD DIV., DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE,
Numbers 7. Corinth, November 1, 1862.
I. The divisions of Generals Stanley, Quinby, and McArthur will be held in readiness for movement early to-morrow morning with three days; rations in haversacks, three days' in wagons, and 100 [rounds] of ammunition per man. Not more than one tent per company will be taken; no other baggage. Small camp guard will be left, composed as far as possible of non-effectives.
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By command of Brigadier General C. S. Hamilton:
[R. M. SAWYER,]
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BETHEL, [November 1, 1862].
Lieutenant-Colonel Sanford, with Forty-eighth Illinois, now out on reconnaissance toward Henderson, reports that rebel cavalry, 300 strong, left Henderson and went toward mouth of Duck River. I have no cavalry that can go after them; only one cavalry company here. Other reports say the enemy is in greater force. I doubt it. My scouts are well out toward the river east. Will advise you of anything important if can do so.
I. N. HAYNIE,
JACKSON, November 1, 1862.
Major General STEPHEN A. HURLBUT,
Commanding District of Jackson:
GENERAL: You will have four regiments of infantry ready to move by rail to Bolivar on to-morrow, moving under the command of Brigadier General John A. Logan, who on his arrival at that place will assume command of the division lately commanded by Brigadier-General Ross, including the four regiments sent from this place.
By command of Major General U. S. Grant:
W. R. ROWLEY,
BOLIVAR, November 1, 1862.
Colonel Leggett has just received the following dispatch:
Large force of infantry and cavalry here. They will attack you; cavalry now moving. I saw you last Tuesday. Can't get to Bolivar.
The dispatch was brought in by a negro about half an hour ago, and Colonel Leggett thinks it is from a man who is perfectly reliable. I shall immediately send four companies of cavalry down on the road to reconnoiter. My patrols that went out this morning have not reported yet.
JAS. B. MCPHERSON,