War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0314 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Jackson, November 1, 1862.

Major-General MCPHERSON, Bolivar, Tenn.:

Prepare to move forward on Monday, leaving four regiments and one battery at Bolivar. Hamilton starts to-morrow for Grand Junction.

Take three days' rations in haversacks and three days' in wagons. Five regiments will go down to-night and to-morrow to re-enforce you. General Logan will take command of Ross' division.

Preparations should be made for repairing the railroad and telegraph. You give orders for the former and I will attend to the latter.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Jackson, November 1, 1862.

Major-General MCPHERSON, Bolivar, Tenn.:

I have ordered Hamilton to hold three divisions in readiness to move toward Bolivar to-morrow morning. If you ascertain that an attack is threatening inform me of the fact and I will start them at once. I will send four regiments from here at once.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

BOLIVAR, November 1, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Dispatches received. Have telegraphed Major Tweeddale, Engineer Regiment, to send down four companies with arms and tools to repair railroad, if that many men can be spared, and finish the bridge already commenced over the Obion River. If that many men cannot be spared he is to send as many as he can.

JAS. B. MCPHERSON.

BOLIVAR, November 1, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Major Mudd started at 3.30 this p. m. with four companies of cavalry on reconnaissance toward Grand Junction. I have heard nothing from him yet. He was cautioned to be on the alert and to send back couriers if anything important transpired. My patrol which went out this morning went below Van Buren and returned just before dark without seeing or learning anything of the enemy. I will advise you immediately if I learn anything important.

JAS. B. MCPHERSON,

Major-General.

JACKSON, TENN., November 1, 1862.

Major-General MCPHERSON, Bolivar, Tenn.:

The moment you hear from the front inform me. If the enemy are moving on you I want to put the troops in motion.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.