War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0360 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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LA GRANGE, TENN., November 25, 1862.

Brigadier General M. BRAYMAN, Bolivar, Tenn.:

General Sullivan has sent troops after the guerrillas that took Henderson Station. Troops from here are after those that are west from Bolivar.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

JACKSON, November 25, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

I have just received the following dispatch:

The rebel cavalry, about 400 strong, came into Henderson, captured the post, killed 1 man, took the balance of the company prisoners, burned the station-house and Mount Pinson Station and tank, and burned 74 bales cotton. I have ordered out one regiment and all the cavalry to proceed to Henderson.

JER. C. SULLIVAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

LA GRANGE, November 25, 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

Pursue the rebels that captured Henderson until they are driven out of the State. Were any cars captured? Tell General Webster to place men on the road to repair it at once.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

JACKSON, November 25, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

The bridge at Henderson is safe. The rebels fired bridge after they left. The women of town put the fire out.

All my available cavalry and two regiments of infantry are in pursuit.

JER. C. SULLIVAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS COMMANDANT OF DISTRICT,

Jackson, Tenn., November 25, 1862.

Colonel M. K. LAWLER, Commanding Post:

You will immediately pursue the rebels that attacked Henderson this morning, driving them from the State. You instructions are: If they prove to be guerrillas, to hang on the spot the prominent leaders.

JER. C. SULLIVAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

[HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF JACKSON,

Jackson, Tenn., November 25, 1862.]

Colonel KENT:

The cavalry, if not already with you, will reach you in the morning. Make a vigorous pursuit. Let the cavalry pursue with speed and the