BOLIVAR, TENN., December 22, 1862.
La Grange and Grand Junction not taken. The enemy passed west of them and are within 12 miles of here, supposed to be 4,000 strong-cavalry. Send down the Forty-third and Sixty-first if you can spare them. I don't, at any rate, fear the result.
HENDERSON, December 22, 1862.
I hear that General Hamilton has sent scouts to Bethel, and that no force lies between Bolivar and Bethel. I shall send Hurst's cavalry to Bolivar to-morrow.
I must get my command to Corinth and ration them ready for another move. If it becomes necessary I will demonstrate in that direction.
G. M. DODGE,
December 22, 1862.
What news from Jackson? Are the road and wires right north of you?
U. S. GRANT,
HUMBOLDT, TENN., December 22, 1862.
I arrived here at dusk. Bridges all right this far; reported badly broken toward Trenton.
Strong rumor of an attack here to-night. I am making arrangements for them.
I. N. HAYNIE,
HUMBOLDT, December 22, 1862.
A citizen from near Trenton reports the Confederate cavalry left for Union City; their plunder left this morning only for Tennessee River.
GEORGE P. IHRIE,
GRAND JUNCTION, December 22, 1862.
I received dispatch to-day for all troops north of Holly Springs and south of Bolivar to fall back to Bolivar, signed by General Grant.
I could not fall back, as the enemy was in our rear. Was the order genuine? Everything quiet, but the enemy in large force near.