War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0203 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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JACKSON, April 17, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

Message to Dodge, from General Rosecrans, was sent forward promptly yesterday. Communication is kept open. Have ordered the Seventh Kansas, as directed, for this purpose. Nothing from Dodge this morning.

R. J. OGLESBY.

JACKSON, April 17, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

Your dispatch just received, and forwarded to Corinth, to be sent to Dodge to-night. Have ordered Fuller to keep open communication with Dodge, and to let me hear from him as often as possible.

R. J. OGLESBY.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 1863.

Major General W. S. SMITH, Grand Junction:

Lauman's expedition starts at daylight to-morrow, with orders to push to you, between Coldwater and Panola. Keep on. Use your discretion and do your best.

S. A. HURLBUT.

GRAND JUNCTION, April 17, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT, Comdg. SIXTEENTH Army Corps:

I will push ahead with all due diligence. Let Lauman move in such a way as to prevent Chalmers getting out between us, to the cast, in case I get to his rear.

WM. SOOY SMITH.

GRAND JUNCTION, April 17, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel BINMORE, Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

We are delayed by want of motive power. General Webster has permitted me to use engine of freight train, now nearly due here. This will set us off again. The engineer party is not forthcoming, but we will do our own engineering. I shall still hope to make the Tallahatchee this evening. I may leave the railroad at some pint this side. The cavalry got off this morning.

WM. SOOY SMITH.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 1863.

Colonel G. E. BRYANT, Twelfth Wisconsin Vols., Comdg. THIRD Brig.:

COLONEL: In accordance with instructions from Major-General Hurlbut, the expedition designated in Special Orders, Number 72, from these headquarters, will start at daybreak on Saturday morning. Major Hayes, of the FIFTH Ohio Cavalry, will report at the Nonconnah Crossing, which, I think, will have to be made at Hollow Ford. The cavalry, will be ordered to keep well in advance, from time to time communicating with you. One section of artillery should move light (without caissons), after the infantry advanced guard, the rest of the battery between the two