War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0453 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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Rumor yesterday from north of river said Rosecrans had crossed to north side of Tennessee. Wheeler, Walker, Lee, and Roddey have got together this side of Stevenson.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsements.]

Brigadier-General CARR:

Hand this to General Grant if at Cairo. If not, telegraph it to Washington.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

Sherman will have two divisions at Tuscumbia to-morrow. Rebels are tearing up track east of Bear Creek.

S. A. H.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., October 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General DODGE,

Corinth, Miss.:

C. C. Bell, an active scout, will report to you to-day by train, to go to Okolona. Fit him out and let him go.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, La Grange, Tenn., October 18, 1863.

Brig. General G. M. DODGE,

Comdg. Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, Corinth, Miss.:

GENERAL: Upon my arrival to-day, I found the following communication from Major-General Hurlbut to Brigadier-General Carr, then in command of the Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps:

HEADQUARTERS, Memphis, October 14, 1863.

Brig. General E. A. CARR:

Sweeny's movements have not pleased me. He should have placed his infantry in rear of Chalmers, toward Chulahoma, and cut off his retreat toward Wyatt. As it is Chalmers now has effected retreat on Oxford, to the disgrace of our arms.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

This is a very serious charge to make before General Hurlbut has seen my report, and I therefore request that a court of inquiry be called immediately to investigate the matter thoroughly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.