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HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE CAVALRY,

Germantown, August 25, 1863.

Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON,

Commanding Cavalry, Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have camped the brigade 1 1/2 miles from Germantown, northwest, one-fourth of mile from Wolf River, 1 mile north of the railroad, on what is known as the Nasborah tract. No instructions have been turned over to me.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD HATCH,

Colonel Second Iowa Cavalry, Comdg. Third Brigade Cavalry.

CORINTH, August 25, 1863.

General HURLBUT

Scout from my front arrived. He reports 600 cavalry from Bragg moving through Northern Alabama. Their destination is reported to be Okolona; they are moving in that direction. Bragg's forces are stationed from Knoxville to Bridgeport; appear to be scattered promiscuously along the railroad. Could not ascertain where the main corps was.

August MERSY,

Colonel, Commanding.

FORT MONROE, August 25, 1863-10.30 a. m.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

Richmond papers of the 24th instant have been received, from which the following extracts of telegraphic dispatches from Charleston are made:

CHATTANOOGA, August 22-noon.

A force of some strength appeared on the opposite side of the river yesterday about 10 o'clock, and commenced shelling the place without warning. Our batteries replied promptly, and the artillery duel continued until 5 p. m. A little girl, daughter of F. G. Roche, of Nashville, was mortally wounded; also one lady. The ferryman at the river was badly wounded. All quiet to-day.

E. E. POTTER,

Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, August 25, 1863.

(Received 11.35 a. m.)

FULTON and BRADFORD,

Baltimore and New York

(Care Major Eckert):

Flag-of-truce steamer New York arrived. Richmond Sentinel of 24th contains the following:

CHATTANOOGA, August 22,

The Yankees commenced shelling the city Chattanooga yesterday without giving notice. All quiet to-day.

J. C. ROWE.

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