War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0474 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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arriving here by railroad to-night. You will therefore stop all trains transporting troops, and order the commanding officer of the forces to report in person to these headquarters.

By order of ColonelE. W. Rice:

D. T. BOWLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., October 19, 1863.

Brig. General G. M. DODGE,

Corinth, Miss.:

It is reported that considerable re-enforcements have joined Chalmers from Okolona. I wish the fact ascertained, if it exists, as in that case we may look for them at Collierville in a day or two.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

IUKA, October 19, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

All quiet. No news, except rebels are destroying road east of Bear Creek.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 19, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

We have men as far down as Rocky Ford and Fulton. If there is a movement they should be in. Will push others out.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 19, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

Would it not be well to stop Fuller till we get the truth of these reports? I will send some extra guns to Collierville to-morrow.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 19, 1863.

Colonel MERSY:

It is reported that considerable force has joined Chalmers from Okolona. Send out scouts to ascertain facts. If Colonel Phillips is home to-morrow, I desire to see him.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.