War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0460 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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there yesterday; have been five days in country toward Pocahontas and Salem; they heard nothing. Jackson's cavalry force scouts from here; have scoured the country along Hatchie west of here and find all quiet.

I don't think General Brayman's information reliable as to Jackson passing Saulsbury in this direction. All quiet toward Savannah and eastward. Good many report 300 cavalry east of Tennessee River, opposite Saltillo, yesterday evening.

WM. R. MORRISON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

LA GRANGE, December 22, 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

The last information we have had is that they are at Ball's Bluff Bridge. Suppose are repairing bridge.

Have re-enforcements started?

J. RICHMOND,

Colonel, Commanding.

LA GRANGE, December [22], 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

The enemy is right upon and between here and Bolivar. We cannot fall back, but will send them home.

J. RICHMOND,

Colonel, Commanding.

BOLIVAR, December 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General SULLIVAN:

Brigadier General Robert Looney, rebel cavalry officer, lately from Grenada, supposed to be organizing about 1,200 cavalry somewhere between Colliersville and Dancyville, and contemplates and attack upon this road; point not known. Thirty United States teams, 40 men, and 30 negroes captured at Raleigh, 9 miles from Memphis. Captain Burrow was in command of the rebel force that made the above capture.

JOHN W. SPRAGUE,

Colonel, Commanding.

BOLIVAR, December 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General SULLIVAN:

News from below confirms by note from Colonel Graves that a large force of rebels are marching on this way. Re-enforcements to be available must be hurried up.

JOHN W. SPRAGUE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HENDERSON, December 22, 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

I have just received a dispatch from General Dodge that he is at the Forked Deer Creek, 3 miles from here, and will take rail to-night for Bethel to re-enforce Colonel Morrison. I thought it well to advise you.

W. J. STEPHENSON,

Captain, Commanding Post.