War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0551 Chapter XXXVI. GRIERSON'S RAID FROM LA GRANGE, TENN.

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to-day, and will probably reach that place to-night. Colonel [C. R.] Barteau is in their rear, in pursuit of them. We will await orders here. Enemy reported to be 6,000 strong.

J. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain R. M. HOOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OKOLONA, April 21, 1863.

Reliable scout reports about 2,000 strong, with five mounted howitzers, on Houston road, leaving Okolona to the left. Negroes report heaving them say they were going to the Southern road or Grenada.

F. INGATE.

Captain R. M. HOOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

COLUMBUS, April 20, 1863.

Just returned from Verona and Chesterville. Enemy now reported 3,000 strong.

Mounted infantry, with six guns, at Pontotoc Saturday night, advancing. My troops concentrating before him. None to send to Colonel [P. D.] Roddey.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON.

COLUMBUS, April 20, 1863.

The enemy (some 2,000 mounted men, with four field guns) were at Pontotoc last night. My cavalry, with three guns, are moving against him.

I reported this at 2 p. m. Everything rendered possible by my limited resources will be done.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON.

COLUMBUS, MISS., April 20, 1863.

[James M.] Burton reports that some 8,000 or 10,000 enemy's troops were at Burnsville on Thursday night with artillery, wagon train, and pontoon bridges, who stated that they would cross the Tennessee River at Eastport to join Rosecrans. There is evidently some formidable movement in that direction.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON.