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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CORINTH,

November 2, 1862.

Major-General GRANT,

Commanding Department, Jackson:

Yours received. Shall reach Porter's Creek to-morrow and Grand Junction the following afternoon. Have communicated with McPherson by telegraph and courier. Will meet him at Van Buren to-morrow. I am very glad you will be on hand. No signs of enemy in front.

C. S. HAMILTON,

Brigadier-General.

BOLIVAR, November 2, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Will be ready to start at daylight to-morrow (Monday) morning. Shall I start? General Brayman remains in command of the post, with four regiments of infantry, battery of artillery, and the Fifth Ohio Cavalry; also all but three companies of Hurst's First Tennessee Cavalry. I have made three brigadaes of the Fourth Division, and have two brigades of the Third Division for General Logan. Have put a new regiment into each of the brigades.

JAS. B. MCPHERSON,

Major-General.

JACKSON, November 2, 1862.

Major-General MCPHERSON, Bolivar, Tenn.:

Hamilton started this morning. Is moving on Grand Junction. He will put himself in communication with you to-morrow. Start in the morning and try to so arrange as to have both columns reach Grand Junction about the same time. I will join you to-morrow night or the next day. Supplies will be sent from Bolivar as far as possible for further wants.

Two additional regiments will reach Bolivar to-night or to-morrow. This will give a garrison for Van Buren or other available points on the road. Every arrangement will be made to forward other re-enforcements if we should go far south. Re-enforcements are also going to Sherman, and we may look for him. Cavalry should be well thrown out to the west.

Have you any further news from the front?

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

BOLIVAR, TENN., November 2, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Patrols report all quiet on the front. Everything is arranged to start to-morrow morning. Will move so as to reach Grand Junction at the same time with Hamilton.

JAS. B. MCPHERSON,

Major-General.

BOLIVAR, November 2, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Major Mudd reached Grand Junction at 11 p. m. last night; found no rebels there. About 1,000 cavalry passed through Grand Junction a