War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0531 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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to re-enforce Forrest. They are said to be under Wheeler; but this must be a mistake. In any event, it will be well to get your troops together and ascertain what has become of the enemy.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, December 29, 1863.

Colonel HERRICK,

Seventh Kansas:

You will start immediately with your command and proceed south as far as Lamar. Upon arriving at that point you will communicate with Colonel W. H. Morgan at Hudsonville and scout well toward Salem. Hold your main force at Lamar until further orders.

By order of Brigadier General B. H. Grierson:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE,

December 29, 1863.

Colonel MIZNER,

Commanding First Brigade;

As soon as your command has fed move out on the road to Hudsonville. Report here before you leave. Let me know how soon you will be ready to leave.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tennessee, December 29, 1863.

Colonel E. PRINCE,

Commanding Seventh Illinois Cavalry:

COLONEL: It is reported that a small portion of Forrest's command was left north of the Wolf with cattle and train. You will order 100 of your command to proceed toward Somerville, thence to Egypt and Macon, scouring the country thoroughly, and make every effort to ascertain the facts and capture them. The command will report to these headquarters for further instructions.

By order of Brigadier General B. H. Grierson:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEMPHIS, December 29, 1863.

General GRIERSON:

I wish to know where your force is and what reports have you. These men must not be suffered on this side Coldwater. There are no movable troops here and we look to you to follow the enemy.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.