War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0279 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 11, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel HEPBURN,

Second Iowa Cavalry:

You will have your command ready for action by the first break of day to-morrow morning. They will not move, however, unless some orders reach you or some emergency arises.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

GERMANTOWN, October 11, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

I have just loaded a battery and a regiment on the train you sent, and started three regiments and another battery by the road to Collierville. As fast as the balance of the command arrives they will push on to Collierville.

CORSE,

Brigadier-General.

GERMANTOWN, October 11, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Memphis:

We were attacked in camp to-day at about 12 o'clock by enemy's cavalry in overwhelming numbers, and our effective force having been ordered from camp some days since, we were driven from the camp, which was mostly burned. Losses as yet not known, but large.

HENRY C. FORBES,

Major, Commanding Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 11, 1863.

Colonel HICKS,

Comdg. Brigade, Fourth Division, Memphis, Tenn.:

SIR: You will move at once with your brigade. The enemy are in strong force on the line of railroad, and you must exercise every precaution and hold your command together. Special care must be taken to cover your camp with strong pickets at night. The enemy's force is cavalry with some artillery.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 11, 1863-7.30 p.m.

(Received 2.50 a.m., 12th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

Our cavalry pursuing the rebels. Have not heard from them for two days. Roddey, with 1,000 mounted rebels, attacked the tunnel guard near Cowan. Succor from Stevenson repulsed them. Hooker thinks they would try to join Wheeler. Rebel rumors that head of Ewell's column reached Dalton yesterday. Will know by to-morrow.