War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0622 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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on the Arkansas side, with five pieces of artillery. The channel there is very tortuous, and runs under the Arkansas shore. I have telegraphed General Schofield and sent information to naval officers at Cairo. I have also informed General Schofield that if he has not force to spare he can call on you.

It is also reported that another force is coming in at Hickman's Bend. I would suggest, in case you are called on, that you send the Second Illinois Cavalry from Fort Pillow, and support them by infantry from Columbus. They must be instructed to disperse the support and capture the guns.

These guerrillas are armed, as my informant tells me, with shotguns and revolvers, and will never stand the shock of such cavalry as the Second Illinois.

A gunboat should at once be put on station at these points.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., September 14, 1863-10 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

First Cavalry Brigade, Corinth:

You will order the Tenth Missouri Cavalry to move immediately with camp and garrison equipage to this place.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., September 14, 1863-10 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Second Cavalry Brigade, La Grange:

You will order the Eleventh Illinois Cavalry to move immediately with camp and garrison equipage to this place.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., September 14, 1863-10 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Third Brigade Cavalry, Germantown:

You will move immediately with camp and garrison equipage to this place.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., September 14, 1863.

Colonel EDWARD HATCH,

Commanding Third Brigade, Germantown:

SIR: Having received orders from General Hurlbut to move three regiments of cavalry in, to be transported to Vicksburg, I telegraphed