War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0278 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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Fifty-fifth Illinois Infantry, then Fifty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Tannrath's section of artillery, Second Iowa Infantry, Seventh Iowa Infantry, Welker's and Kidd's artillery, Fifty-seventh Ohio Infantry; One hundred and twentieth Illinois Infantry in rear of wagon train and rear guard.

By order of E. W. Rice, colonel commanding:

D. T. BOWLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, October 11, 1863.

Colonel AUGUST MERSY:

I have ordered Siber's brigade to remain at Pocahontas until further orders.

FRANK P. BLAIR, Jr.,

Major-General.

CORINTH, October 11, 1863.

Colonel MERSY:

Have 1,000 men ready to embark by 9 o'clock on train with three days' rations for La Grange. I am just starting for that place. Meet me at depot.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 11, 1863.

Brig. General J. C. VEATCH,

Commanding Fifth Division, Memphis, Tenn.:

GENERAL: To avoid any possible dash on our lines you will direct the several commands to be under arms before the break of day. The enemy have been repulsed from Collierville, but have burned the cavalry camp at Germantown. Loss not known.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 11, 1863.

Brig. General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixth Division, Columbus, Ky.:

GENERAL: I am ordered from Washington to open the railroad and telegraph from Columbus to Corinth. This will require more force than I have at present. You will immediately make the necessary examinations into the state of the road and wires as far as Jackson and report as soon as practicable.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.