War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0084 KY., SW.VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIV.

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the subject of the citizens of Kentucky impressed into the military service of the United States, to Brigadier General A. J. Smith, commanding District of Columbus, at the same time instructing the commanding officer at Island 10 to at once release any such persons.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General, Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 13, 1864.

Colonel J. K. MIZNER,

La Grange, Tenn.:

Keep your patrols well out along the line of the Coldwater and toward Ripley. In case the road should be attacked and communication with Memphis cut off, you will co-operate with Colonel A. G. Brackett, commanding Second Brigade Cavalry, at Collierville, and attack the enemy vigorously wherever he may be found.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 13, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON,

Corinth, Miss.:

The railroad transportation from Corinth is under your orders. Hold the First Alabama. Regulate all matters to your own will. Traders will be the very last thing considered.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 13, 1864.

Colonel J. K. MIZNER,

La Grange, Tenn.:

The First Alabama must remain at Corinth to cover Stevenson's movement. They will move in when he does.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

GRAND JUNCTION, TENN., January 13, 1864.

General GRIERSON:

A citizen just in reports that 14 rebel soldiers passed Dr. Prewell's farm near here on their way to Jackson; the soldiers reported Forrest on Tallahatchie River ready to move, and said he was going there also.

J. H. HOWE,

Colonel, Commanding Third Brigade.