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[CHAP. XLIII.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, December 19, 1863.

Colonel W. H. MORGAN,

Moscow, Tennessee:

The movement is postponed for a few days. Hold your command in readiness, however, to move at short notice. I will send Captain Larkin to Moscow.

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant adjutant-General.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, December 19, 1863.

Lieutenant BELDEN,

Collierville, Tennessee:

The movement is postponed for a few days. Hold everything in readiness, however, and order patrols from La Grange early to-morrow toward Somerville and Bolivar.

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, December 19, 1863.

Colonel J. K. MIZNER,

Corinth, Miss.:

You will move in the morning under General Mower's orders. The movement of the rest of the command is postponed for a day or two.

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 19, 1863.

Brigadier General J. M. TUTTLE,

La Grange, Tennessee:

General A. J. Smith will not move from Columbus before Monday. You will, however, move your infantry upon Purdy to-morrow morning via Corinth, which is the best way, in accordance with written orders sent you to-day. Grierson will move up slowly on La Grange to-morrow. You will telegraph to General Webster for sufficient trains to move the two regiments and batteries and their train. Start to-morrow morning.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tennessee, December 19, 1863.

Brigadier General W. S. SMITH,

Chief of Cavalry, Chattanooga:

Your dispatch of the 12th just received. A. J. Smith starts on 21st from Columbus on Jackson, where Forrest is with 4,000 men. I move two columns-one to Purdy, one to Bolivar-to cut off their retreat.