War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0381 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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I am very anxious you should go to Nashville, as foreshadowed by Halleck, and chiefly as you can harmonize all conflicts of feeling that may exist in that vast crowd. Rosecrans and Burnside and Sherman, with their subordinates, would be ashamed of petty quarrels if you were behind and near them, between them and Washington. Next, the union of such armies and the direction of it is worthy your ambition.

I shall await news from you with great anxiety.

As ever, your friend and servant,

W. T. SHERMAN.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 15, 1863.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Corinth, Miss.:

You can take the Fifth Ohio Cavalry, or any other cavalry at or near Corinth except Spencer's (Alabama) cavalry, which is designed for specific service. I do not know what cavalry is at Corinth now. Richardson's battery can go with you. Hatch has driven Chalmers across the Tallahatchie at Wyatt, and if Sweeny had moved as he was expected to, the whole force would have been cut off. General Dodge will be out in the morning to Corinth.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Corinth, October 15, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

I will detain the Alabama regiment only till I hear that Hatch is on his way back. Send me earliest possible intelligence of his movement. I have your dispatches and his from Wyatt. I hear nothing from Sweeny.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., October 15, 1863.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Corinth, Miss.:

Sweeny and Hatch were at Quinn and Jackson's Mill on their return. They have been ordered into the line to recruit.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

[CORINTH,] October 15, 1863.

General CARR,

La Grange:

Please telegraph me all news from Sweeny and Hatch. Send me the two regiments with Sweeny by rail as soon as they can got to