War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0665 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 16, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Memphis, Tenn.:

The general commanding directs me to say that he is greatly obliged to you for the locomotives, and requests that you send them at once via Louisville.

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS, Memphis, September 16, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report for the information of the major-general commanding corps that the flag of truce sent out on the 12th instant, under instructions received by me from him, has returned, and to inclose herewith the receipt of Major H. H. Chalmers, of the Confederate forces, for the communication sent by the flag.

I am, colonel, very truly, your obedient servant,

JAMES C. VEATCH,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

GRENADA, MISS., September 15, 1863.

Major H. H. CHALMERS,

Senatobia:

Go to Hernando and receive communication by flag of truce.

JAS. R. CHALMERS,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

HERNANDO, MISS., September 15, 1863.

Received at this place, of Captain G. C. Graves, Second Iowa Cavalry, under flag of truce, a sealed communication indorsed "Headquarters Sixteenth Army Corps, Official Business," and addressed "Commanding Officer Confederate Forces, Panola, Miss."

Captain Graves desires me to state that he proceeded with flag of truce as far as Coldwater River, where he was met by the Confederate pickets and by them ordered back to this point, which statement I hereby make.

I am the officer duly authorized by the commanding officer of this district to receive said communication.

H. H. CHALMERS,

Major, and A. A. A. G., General Chalmers' Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIV., SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, La Grange, Tenn., September 16, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

First Brigade, Second Division:

The Second West Tennessee Infantry (African descent) will proceed to Moscow in the morning to relieve the Seventh Iowa Volun-