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LA GRANGE, TENN., November 11, 1862.

General HAMILTON:

Information just received from deserters proves that Lumpkin's Mill is evacuated and that Coldwater Bridge is still standing. If this is so the brigade going out should remain there, and the balance of Quinby's and one other division move up as soon as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 11, 1862.

General HAMILTON:

I only wanted the advance made to Holly Springs in the event that Coldwater Railroad Bridge is standing. If that is done, Quinby can return.

My dispatch to you was in consequence of the superintendent of telegraph reporting that all the troops had left Davis' Mill.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 13TH A. C., DEPT. OF THE TENN.

La Grange, Tenn., November 11, 1862.

Numbers 15.

I. Brigadier General Thomas J. McKean is hereby assigned to the command of the Fourth Division, right wing of the army, and will immediately assume command.

II. Brigadier General Leonard F. Ross will relieve Brigadier General D. S. Stanley in the command of the division of the left wing of the army, now commanded by General Stanley.

III. In pursuance of orders from the general-in-chief of the Army, Brigadier General D. S. Stanley is relieved from duty in this department, and will report in person without delay to Major-General Rosecrans, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 12, 1862.

General HAMILTON:

Have you sent forward more than one brigade? My instructions were that if Wolf River Railroad Bridge is still standing, and Holly Springs and Lumpkin's Mill deserted, as I understand they are, these two divisions were to be pushed forward. Answer if the two divisions have already gone. If so, I want telegraph office pushed forward and a brigade sent to Davis' Mill.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

November --, 1862 - 12 m.

Major-General GRANT:

GENERAL: Only one brigade has moved, and that as a support for Lee. The other brigade of Quinby's is ordered to supply itself with