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[CHAP. XLII.

La Grange. Let me know when you can come back, as I must move on. I hear of no enemy threatening our road, except that of Chalmers', which was hard pressed by Hatch at Wyatt; on the Tallahatchie, two days ago.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, October 15, 1863.

General SHERMAN,

Corinth:

Hatch pressed them across the Tallahatchie at Wyatt, and says he pursued till they scattered. The whole thing has proved a water-haul on account of the cavalry and infantry being separate commands. They are coming in; will camp at Quinn's Mill to-night. Your regiments can march to Collierville and take the train there. If you wish them to do so let me know, and order train from Memphis, say at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. I can come up to-morrow,but suppose my troops will have to march, as the road is so crowded. There are enough at Corinth to take care of it for a day or two.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

[CORINTH, October 15, 1863.]

General CARR,

La Grange:

I will order things as you suggest, and have a train to bring out the two regiments from Collierville. It will do your command good to march from La Grange, making a circuit to the south.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

[CORINTH, October 15, 1863.]

General WEBSTER,

Memphis:

Two of my regiments went with Sweeny. They will be in Collierville to-morrow at 11 a.m. Have a train to bring them to Corinth. They will number, say, 500.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

CORINTH, October 15, 1863.

General OSTERHAUS,

Iuka:

All of Hurlbut's cavalry except the Alabama regiment are off with Hatch. Secure if practicable all the boats near Eastport, and get all ready for the railroad bridge at Bear Creek. I will send for-