War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0335 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Moscow:

Be on the alert-scouts well out. Telegraph any information immediately to these headquarters, and if line is cut, communicate with General Tuttle and General Grierson at La Grange.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

(Same to commanding officers at Germantown and Collierville.)

LA GRANGE, December 4, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

There are five regiments, with artillery, in the column that threatened us this morning, and have gone west.

J. M. TUTTLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General TUTTLE,

La Grange:

If you think it advisable to move infantry, send Morgan toward Moscow. I will notify the posts at Moscow, Collierville, and Germantown.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Collierville:

Five rebel regiments, with artillery, are moving west from vicinity of La Grange, our forces following.

S. A HURLBUT,

Major-General.

(Same to commanding officers at Germantown and Moscow.)

MOSCOW, TENN,

December 4, 1863-3.40 p.m.

General TUTTLE,

La Grange, Tennessee:

The enemy are falling back toward La Fayette, on State Line road. Our men are following sharply, still fighting. Have driven them 2 miles.