War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0334 KY., SW., VA., Tennessee, MISS., N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON:

La Grange:

Your cavalry must meet and check the enemy until Morgan gets down to Moscow and Collierville. The troops at Collierville and Germantown are warned and will hold out.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel BRUMBACK,

Collierville:

Hold your ground to the last extremity. Hatch must come up on your left soon.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, December 4, 1863.

(Received 9 a.m.)

Major-General HURLBUT:

The prisoners all say they have no infantry that they know of nearer than Canton. There is a column now 4 miles south of here.

The cavalry are now skirmishing with them; said to be in force, but I don't think so. If they attack they will be whipped sure. I have sent for construction train to return here.

J. M. TUTTLE,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANGE, December 4, 1863.

(Received 10 a.m.)

Major-General HURLBUT:

Scout just in reports three regiments, about 1,000 men, 4 miles south of here, and are now moving west; will move after them immediately.

J. M. TUTTLE,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANGE, December 4, 1863.

(Received 11.30 a.m.)

Major-General HURLBUT:

Scout just in reports head of rebel column at Mount Pleasant at 9 o'clock this a.m.

J. M. TUTTLE,

Brigadier-General.