War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0120 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA. AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., October 6, 1863

COMMANDING OFFICER.

Seventh Iowa Infantry:

You will have your command ready to move at a moment's notice supplied with three days' rations, and 40 rounds ammunition.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, October 6, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Second Brigade:

Instruct your outposts to fall back on you or the nearest consider able force in case of an attack which they cannot repel. Keep open communication with Corinth and Saulsbury by courier passing them every hour if necessary. Keep these headquarters well informed of all movements.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding:

L. H. EVERTS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, October 6, 1863.

Colonel AUGUST MERSY,

Commanding Officer:

Colonel Hurst reports the enemy moving to the east of us. He thinks they will strike the road between here and Pocahontas to-night. Be watchful.

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANGE, October 6, 1863.

Colonel AUGUST MERSY,,

Commanding:

General Hurlbut reports the enemy to have crossed the Coldwater in three columns, one 2,000 strong moving on Moscow and La Grange, the others to follow. They may strike anywhere.

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., October 6, 1863.

Colonel L. F. McCRILLIS,

Commanding Second Brigade Cavalry, in the Field:

COLONEL: You will please inform these headquarters by courier the condition of things at the front, if hard pressed, your where-abouts and the direction in which you are falling back, in order that I may re-enforce you, which I will promptly do with infantry and artillery if necessary. Keep open communication with these headquarters by courier, sending all important information you may