War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0642 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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MEMPHIS, TENN., September 15, 1863-8 a. m.

Major F. W. BENTEEN,

Commanding Tenth Missouri Cavalry, Corinth:

You will move immediately, ordering four companies now out to follow. You will ship all extra baggage by railroad.



CORINTH, September 15, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

From a contraband refugee woman who left Tuscumbia on Sunday I learn that there were several thousand of Johnston's infantry at Tuscumbia, and were marching to Decatur; and that Roddey had left for Decatur, also leaving 500 men under Major Moreland to guard the Tennessee Valley.

The above just received from Colonel Spencer, commanding at Glendale.


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CORINTH, September 15, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

Citizens report a rumor in the south that Bragg was re-enforced by Johnston, and again attacked and defeated Rosecrans; that Bragg had been whipped and compelled to fall back during the first two days' fighting, but was afterward re-enforced, and defeated Rosecrans. This is only rumor, and I do not place any reliance on it. It is also reported that all of Johnston's cavalry have gone to Bragg to try and cut off Rosecrans' communication. This report is from Colonel Burke, at Camp Davies.


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 15, 1863-5.30 p. m.

Major-General POPE,

Milwaukee, Wis.:

It is important that all the troops you can possibly spare should be immediately sent south. They will be used in Tennessee-a healthy country. Advise me of their movements.



WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., September 15, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

In the regiments sent to you by General Pope can possibly be spared, they should be sent to Corinth and Tuscumbia to report to