War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0322 KY.,SW. VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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MEMPHIS, December 3, 1863.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON:

Open communication with Mizner, and send a strong force north after Forrest, who is reported by General Tuttle to have about 500 men. If Mizner is not active, arrest him and send him in.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 3, 1863.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON,

La Grange:

From information just received you need not send any forces north except a patrol of observation.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANCE, December [3,] 1863.

General HURLBUT:

General Tuttle was 1 mile south of Saulsbury two or three hours ago, coming this way. No further news of the enemy.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANCE, Tennessee,

December 3, 1863.

Colonel J. K. MIZNER,

Pocahontas, Tennessee:

Hold your command at Pocahontas in readiness to move. Look well to the south with patrols and gain all possible information. The road will be repaired immediately. Forage your command on the country. Send me by return courier report of your strength, also your losses and captures.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANGEL, December 3, 1863-1.30 p. m.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Memphis:

Have just arrived. I received your dispatch yesterday at 4 p. m. If I had got it a half hour sooner I could have attacked hem last night with infantry and cavalry; as it was, Hatch attacked them at sunrise this morning and drove them before infantry got deployed.. Lee, Chalmers, Forrest, Ferguson, and other generals were along. Forrest went north with 400 or 500 men, the rest went south. There is but little damage done to railroad. I should think it could be repaired in twenty-four hours. We have 30 or 40 prisoners; as many horses, &c.

J. M. TUTTLE,

Brigadier-General.