The best information I can get is that there is a large force between here and Hernando, on Coldwater. I will stay several miles out toward La Grange to-night. Mitchell has about 100 men. I want to capture him. We have several prisoners.
You need not come with less than, 1,000 well mounted and armed men. A little artillery would not hurt.
T. H. BOSWELL,
Colonel HURST, [La Grange, Tenn.]
SEPTEMBER 7, 1863.-Skirmish near Jacinto (or Glendale), Miss.
Numbers 1.-Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr, U. S. Army.
Numbers 2.-Brigadier General Samuel W. Ferguson, C. S. Army.
Report of Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr, U. S. Army.
HEADQUARTERS, Corinth, Miss., September 7, 1863.
[GENERAL: ] The following just received from Colonel Morrill, of Glendale:
My cavalry were attacked this morning about 6 miles beyond Jacinto; have fought their way through back 1 mile this side of Jacinto.
I have sent out the rest of the cavalry, and have asked Colonel Burke to re-enforce them.
Colonel Morrill's cavalry out is only four companies.
I have ordered out two regiments of cavalry from here to go to their assistance.
Report of Brigadier General Samuel W. Ferguson, C. S. Army.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
Tupelo, September 9, 1863.
GENERAL: I have the honor herewith to inclose certain papers* in relation to the organization of the cavalry, to which I invite your attention.
The enemy day before yesterday advanced in small force from vicinity of Jacinto, and were driven back by Major Ham's mounted troops to within a short distance of Glendale, where they were re-enforced, and I yesterday received application from Major Ham for assistance. I at once ordered Colonel Inge on that duty, his regiment being at the time at Fulton, to which point they had been marched the night previous in consequence of a rumored advance of the enemy on that point. I fear the enemy will be back before Inge can overtake them. I will move north and attack the enemy the moment I receive the arms for which I have been waiting.