War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0242 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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could be sent to Ripley from Corinth, to co-operate with me, we might succeed in capturing their train and artillery as that would no doubt be one their lines of retreat.

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

General Sherman is requested to push forward a brigade of infantry from La Grange.

S. A. H.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Colonel ED. HATCH,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

If there will not be enough cavalry left at Grand Junction to act as couriers, you will detail a squadron to act as such, to report to Colonel Ben. Spooner, commanding forces left at this place.

By order:

L. H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIV., SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Commanding officers at this place will have their commands in condition to move at a moment's notice, with 100 rounds of ammunition per man (40 in boxes and 60 in wagons), and six days' rations, two in haversacks and four in wagons.

By order of T. W. Sweeny, brigadier-general commanding:

L. H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Lieutenant D. T. BOWLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Lists of infantry regiments to accompany expedition: Seventh Iowa Volunteers Infantry, Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Fifty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Fifty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, One hundred and twentieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and Eighty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry or Fifty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

General Sweeny says that he had directed Colonel Rice to assume command of the infantry brigade, to be composed of the above regiments. The circular was issued to this command entire.

Respectfully,

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.