War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0470 KY., SW. VA., Tennessee, MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA.

Search Civil War Official Records

[CHAP. XLIII.

and combine. Spread your cavalry well on the Hatchie and hold Morgan quiet either at La Grange or within a short march of it until you hear of Smith's advance, and be ready to act in either direction. Inform General Tuttle and keep communication through Corinth to the troops at Purdy. It is, I think, certain that Roddey has not crossed the Tennessee, but has been driven back by our troops on east side.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, Tennessee, December 22, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Memphis:

Command has all arrived here. I will move at daylight in the morning. Tuttle reports Chalmers certainly at Holly Springs day before yesterday. Mower is at Purdy.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

LA GRANGE, Tennessee, December 22, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Memphis:

I leave 100 men at Grand Junction, 100 at La Grange, and 60 at La Fayette, with a picket at Grissom's Bridge. My force is about 2,800 men, including Hurst. Have you any news from Smith?

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

COLLIERVILLE, December 22, 1863-9 a.m.

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Second Iowa, Sixth and Ninth Illinois Cavalry are on the road to La Grange, 1,050 strong, with eight guns.

W. SCOTT BELDEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 328.

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1863.

* * * * * *

III. Pursuant to instructions from the General-in-Chief U. S. Army, all action, under General Orders, Numbers 157, current series, from these headquarters, in so much of the State of Kentucky as is included in the Sixteenth Army Corps, is hereby suspended, and persons drafted under the above orders will be released from enrollment and service.

Brigadier General A. J. Smith, commanding District of Columbus, will enter into correspondence with His Excellency Governor Bramlette,