War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0507 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CORINTH, September 10, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

I have ordered out 1,000 men each from La Grange and Germantown to go till they ascertain that Richardson is, or is not, coming.

Reconnaissance returned yesterday from Byhalia, 6 miles south of Coldwater; found nothing.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, September 10, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

Colonel Burke, at Camp Davies, just telegraphs me that Lieutenant-Colonel Heath has returned, bringing 3 prisoners, among whom is Barlow's [Barteau's?] chief scout. They went south as far as Guntown, but found no enemy except guerrillas, with whom they had several small skirmishes, with no loss on our side.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

CAMP NEAR TRENTON, GA.,

September 10, 1863-12.40 a. m. (Received 9.10 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

I did not, in my last telegram, lay enough stress on uniting Burnside's cavalry with mine. The two combined can control the country far into the interior, and prevent the enemy from gathering the crops. I would respectfully urge this upon your attention.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

BRIDGEPORT, September 10, 1863-4 p. m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD:

I have the honor to inform you that fifty of the pontoon-boats ordered built by the general commanding at this place are completed. The balance will be finished tomorrow, Friday. The anchors and cordage have not arrived yet. I will at once proceed, as per order, to get the command together ready to march.

K. A. HUNTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Michigan Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

On Road to Chattanooga, September 10, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS,

Comdg. Fourteenth Army Corps, near Easley's House:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that he has broken up headquarters at Trenton, and himself moved to