War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0306 KY.,SW. VA.,Tennessee,MISS., N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS.,

Numbers 22. Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 2, 1863.

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2. Brigadier General P. J. Osterhaus, commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, will move with his command at an early hour on the morning of December 3, and proceed to Bridgeport, Ala., at which place he will await further orders.

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By order of Major General U. S. L Grant:

GEORGE K. LEET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, December 2, 1863-4 p. m.

Major-General HURLBUT:

I have just received a dispatch from Colonel Hurst, at Grand Junction, that the enemy 5,000 strong, was 5 miles from Saulsbury, moving west on the Ripley road, and that Hatch is east of Saulsbury. I have no cavalry here. Have I authority to use the battalion at Grand Junction?

Respectfully,

WM. H. MORGAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 2, 1863.

Colonel W. H. MORGAN,

La Grange:

I learn from telegraph that Saulsbury is burned, and the enemy there. Hold your ground; if overmatched drop to Moscow and rally everything there. Reach Hatch if possible, and let him close on our friends and do them justice.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, December 2, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

I have the Second Battalion of the Seventh Illinois Cavalry. In my dispatch to you this afternoon I was in error as tao there being no cavalry here. I was informed by one of General Tuttle's aides that there was none here, hence the dispatch; have since learned the contrary. I have been waiting a dispatch from Hurst since receiv-