HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI,
Canton, September 16, 1863.
Respectfully returned to Colonel Logan for information, who will immediately return them to these headquarters.
By command of Major General S. D. Lee:
G. W. HOLT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
September 23, 1863.
So far as I know there are not a great many cattle in that section of the country. I also doubt the practicability of the enemy making a raid through that section; in fact it is almost destitute.
J. L. LOGAN,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
OKOLONA, August 29, 1863.
General J. R. CHALMERS:
Ferguson is on his old line; give him early notice of enemy in your direction. His headquarters at Tupelo. Establish your line to connect with his from Pontotoc. Will be at Columbus to-day, and next at Morton. Don't omit to notify General Johnston as well as myself of any movement of enemy.
S. D. LEE,
August 29, 1863.
Major General S. D. LEE,
Scouts from Memphis report 1,000 cavalry sent up Memphis and Charleston Railroad. A negro brigade from Massachusetts has arrived at Memphis. General Grant has gone down the river.
J. R. CHALMERS,
CHATTANOOGA, August 29, 1863.
GENERAL: General Bragg is of opinion that a "division should be held opposite Harrison, but need not be at the place;" that Clayton's artillery should not be left at Blythe's Ferry unless well protected. Liddell must, for the present, guard our depot. He further says:
Make your own disposition of the troops as they arrive, keeping in view a concentration at the earliest moment at such point as the enemy may cross; to this end it seems to me the main body should be along the railroad, with guard to the front on the river. Charleston should be held by a good force.