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NASHVILLE, January 16, 1864.

Major R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Crook's cavalry has been order away from Huntsville.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

POCHAHONTAS, TENN.,

January 16, 1864.

Major-General HURLBUT and

Brigadier-General TUTTLE:

Scouts have just returned from Ripley. Were at that place last night. They report thirteen brigades of the enemy 6 miles southwest of Ripley and moving toward Oxford. Faulkner has a regiment of State troops north of Ripley.

JAS. L. GEDDES,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., January 16, 1864.

Colonel J. L. GEDDES,

Pocahontas, Tenn.:

The report of the scouts this morning in an exaggeration. The enemy has no such force in this section.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 16, 1864-1.41 p. m.

Colonel MORGAN,

Commanding Third Brigade, Cavalry Division, Grand Junction:

Prep[are your whole command, camp and garrison, for immediate movement to La Fayette. Train has been ordered and, if possible, will report at 4 p. m. to-day.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 16, 1864.

Colonel A. G. BRACKETT,

Collierville, Tenn.:

A force is reported moving from the east toward Holly Springs. Send a patrol from Seventh Illinois Cavalry at La Grange to ascertain the truth of this and watch their movements.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.