HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Camp Sherman, August 21, 1863.
Commanding Fourth Brigade:
COLONEL: It is reported that the enemy's cavalry, amounting to 2,000, are hovering in the vicinity of Black River with the intention of making a raid on our outposts. You will, therefore, instruct your pickets and guards to be vigilant and watchful.
By order of Brigadier General Hugh Ewing:
J. D. McFARLAND,
SAINT LOUIS, August 21, 1863.
There are no siege guns here except two 20-pounder Parrotts, which have been issued to General Osterhaus for his division. They are about to start for Vicksburg. I think you had better stop them for Steele. The ordnance officer informs me that General Grant has some 20-pounder Parrotts, some 30-pounder parrotts, and some 24-pounder siege guns, all of which are in condition to be available. No doubt you can get from Vicksburg all Steele will want. I will push forward the forage matters as much as possible.
Germantown, August 21, 1863. (Received 9 a.m.)
My command will be at White's Station to-night. We are just reaching this place now.
JAS. M. TRUE,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
SAULSBURY, August 21, 1863.
Colonel JOHN I. RINAKER:
A small squad of the Ninth came in here this morning with dispatches to you that the forces from this road captured Granada with 70 locomotives and a large number of cars. After they had taken the place they were joined by three regiments from Vicksburg. The forces still remain there.
J. F. CHAPMAN,
Major One hundred and twenty-second Illinois, Commanding.
STEVENSON, ALA., August 21, 1863-11.15 a. m.
(Received 11.35 p.m.)
Colonel J. C. KELTON,
Critenden is on the Sequatchie. Two divisions of Thomas' corps near Battle Creek. Minty's cavalry had a fight with Dibrell's bri-