War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0243 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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CORINTH, October 10, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

The following just received:

GLENDALE, October 10, 1863.

A refugee boy says he saw 6,000 rebel cavalry and six pieces of artillery at Vincent's Cross-Roads yesterday morning going toward Tuscumbia. They were eight hours passing the cross-roads. Vincent's is about 50 miles south of here.

G. E. SPENCER,

Colonel, Commanding.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 10, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

The following just received:

The cavalry which have returned from the have exhausted their ammunition, owing to which fact I shall not be able to move upon the enemy until the morning of the 11th October, 1863, which I will try and do before daybreak. I think the enemy will move east. Would respectfully suggest that a force sent in the direction of Ripley to co-operate with me would aid very much in crushing or capturing the enemy. Nothing new from the front this evening.

Respectfully,

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

There must be some mounted men with artillery, and I think he should take Spooner's brigade and attack.

CARR,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 10, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

Scouts in from West Tennessee report 600 or 700 rebel cavalry at Jackson and Mifflin. Two hundred crossed the river at Swallow Bluffs on the 4th and 5th to this side; said to be Kentucky cavalry. Colonel Frank Harrison was near Union City on the 5th. Guerrillas thick between here and Tennessee River on the Hamburg, Pittsburg, and Purdy roads. Scouts in from the south and east report 500 recruits at Columbus, but small force at Okolona and Davenport. At Bay Springs on the 7th October 80 strong.

General Roddey has headquarters at Somerville, 25 miles southeast of Decatur, Ala. Colonel Forrest's command at Tuscumbia and this side 400 or 500 strong.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Brig. General E. A. CARR,

Corinth, Miss.:

Brigadier-General Sweeny is ordered to move out promptly at daylight Sunday morning. Major-General Hurlbut directs that, if necessary, he must be supported from Corinth.

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.