January 15, 1864-11. 30 a. m.
I have just received a telegram from Major General W. T. Sherman, in regard to his proposed movement and the co-operations of Generals Thomas and Logan. I have directed him to telegraph directly to you on the subject.*
H. W. HALLECK,
January 15, 1864-012 m.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Your telegram of the 12th received. The policy of your proposed movements depends upon General Grant's general place in regard to co-operation, and must be decided on by him. It is very different from what he last proposed. He is now at Nashville. Communicate directly with him on the subject.
H. W. HALLECK,
January 15, 1864.
They crossed at Panola at Rocky Ford; I do not know the named of the other point. The main body under Forrest at Panola. This information was got from a lieutenant-colonel of Ferguson's command.
JAS. L. GEDDES,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE,
Pocahontas, Tenn., January 15, 1864.
My scouts report this morning that the enemy have crossed the Tallahatchie in force at there points on the 11th instant, ferguson moving on Ripley with five regiments of State troops. Can you give ma any further information?
JAS. L GEDDES,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Memphis, tenn., January 15, 1864.
Major General F. STEELE,
Commanding Arkansas Expedition:
GENERAL: I am ordered by Major-General Sherman to strip my entire line of nearly all its available force and proceed on an expedition
* Copy of Sherman's dispatch of January 12 sent with to Grant.