War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0400 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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BETHEL, TENN., December 11, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Scout Perkins, just in from Yellow Creek, 15 miles above Hamburg, reports Roddey's men, 800 strong, there. Left there at daylight this a. m.; says there are several ferry-boats in river-one at State Line Ferry, one at Yellow Creek, and the other above Yellow Creek. No report of forces crossing. Perkins gathers from secesh that Roddey is said to be the advance of larger forces. Southern scrip in good demand up there. Returned Confederates say the army is destitute and is coming on this way after supplies. Scouts start to-night to hunt main forces.

I. N. HAYNIE,

Colonel.

NASHVILLE, TENN., December 11, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Tell the authorities along the road to look out for Forrest.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

OXFORD, MISS., December 11, 1862.

Brigadier General GRENVILLE M. DODGE, Corinth, Miss.:

Look out for Forrest's cavalry on line of railroad. Dispatch from General Rosecrans would indicate he is threatening it at some point, though he does not state where.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Sullivan.)

LA GRANGE, December 11, 1862.

Brigadier-General SULLIVAN:

One hundred of Forrest's (now Richardson's) cavalry left Moscow yesterday morning; supposed to be near Macon. Batteries in position, breastworks built, and troops on their arms to-night. All is prepared.

A. S. NORTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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

Numbers 44.

Holly Springs, Miss., December 11, 1862.

On and after Monday, December 15, 1862, trade and travel will be open to Oxford, Miss., which place will constitute the southern limit until further orders, and beyond which persons not connected with the army are prohibited from passing.

District and post commanders and provost-marshals are authorized to grant permits accordingly.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

[JNO. A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.