run down yourself to Memphis. The weather is such that for a few days it will be impossible to keep a force out. Sherman is expected hourly.
S. A. HURLBUT,
COLLIERVILLE, TENN., January 9, 1864.
Captain S. L. WOODWARD,
Patrols in from Olive Branch, Quinn's Mill, and Doty's Mill, and report nothing.
W. SCOTT BELDEN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
Natchez, Miss., January 9, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel W. T. CLARK,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:
COLONEL: General Adams is at Liberty with a force estimated at 2,500 men. He has some artillery, but I cannot say how many pieces. I will know more about his strength and intentions in a few days.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. Q. GRESHAM,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
No. 9. Chattanooga, Tenn., January 9, 1864.
The following-named officers are announced as composing the general staff of this department:
Brigadier General William D. Whipple, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff.
Major William McMichael, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general.
Brigadier General J. M. Brannan, U. S. Volunteers, chief of artillery.
Brigadier General W. L. Elliott, U. S. Volunteers, chief of cavalry.
Lieutenant Colonel L. C. Easton, quartermaster, U. S. Army, chief quartermaster.
Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Porter, commissary, U. S. Army, chief commissary of subsistence.
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur C. Ducat, U. S. Volunteers, assistant inspector-general.
Lieutenant Colonel William M. Wiles, Twenty-second Indiana Volunteer Infantry, provost-marshal-general.
Surg. G. Perin, U. S. Army, medical director.
Major Oscar A. Mack, aide-de-camp.
Captain T. G. Baylor, ordnance department, U. S. Army, chief of ordnance.
Captain William E. Merrill, engineers, U. S. Army, topographical engineer.
Captain John P. Willard, U. S. Volunteers, aide-de-camp.
Captain S. C. Kellogg, U. S. Army, aide-de-camp.