War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0807 Chapter XXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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GRENADA, December 27, 1862.

General PEMBERTON:

The last scouts inform me that Grant had crossed the Tallahatchie and was thought to be moving to Memphis. The assents of yesterday said he was going to Corinth. He is no doubt moving away. I expect to hear to-morrow definitely. Our scout report that the Federals say that Memphis was attacked on the 22nd at three different points by cavalry, supposed to be Van Dorn's. No result given except that a large quantity of supplies was destroyed. Seventy transports with troops left Helena and Memphis on Sunday and Monday, 12,000 reaming to follow. Memphis papers say Forrest broke up the track between Humboldt and Carol Station on the 19th, cutting off Grant's supplies and preventing the trains passing between Jackson and Columbus.

W. W. LORING,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

Grenada, december 27, 1862.

Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON, Commanding:

GENERAL: The most of one bridge os Mauty's division, including artillery, left this morning for Vaughan's Station; the remainder will leave to-morrow. Immediately on the receipt of your telegram ordering the division, instructions were at once given for it to leave as soon as transportation could be furnished, with a full of ammunition and there days' cooked rations, taking their cooking utensils and leaving their heavy baggage. Their transportation was also ordered by the road, and in order that we might proceed in accordance with your wishes you were telegraphed to know if it was so desired.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. LORING,

Major-General, Commanding.

GRENADA, December 27, 1862.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Two scouts, Lieutenant Colburn and Captain Forrest, report that a considerable force the enemy-cavalry, artillery, and infantry-landed at Fair's Point and were last seen near General Alcorn's, on the Yazoo Pass, on the 25th.

W. W. LORING,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

Grenada, December 28, 1862.

General STERLING PRICE, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL; I this moment received the inclosed telegram. Be king enough to give the necessary instructions for the movement when the notification comes.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. LORING,

Major-General, Commanding.