War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0118 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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NASHVILLE., TENN., January 17, 1864.

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

Can you send me at once an efficient and fearless quartermaster?

I wish for a rigid inspection of the accounts and administration of disbursing and depot quartermasters in the Department of the Cumberland.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, January 17, 1864.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send a force of three regiments to make an expedition as far as Harrison for the double purpose of protection our steam-boats, and, if possible, capturing some of the rebel cavalry which is scouring the country inside of our lines.

The town of Harris was yesterday entered and plundered by 20 rebel cavalry, and 1 surgeon and 2 soldier of Tennessee regiments taken prisoners. You will direct the officer commanding the expedition to take possession of the records of the assessment of property of Hamilton Country, if they are to found at Harrison, and bring them to this place, that they may be turned over to the tax commissioner of the State of Tennessee.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, January 17, 1864.

Brigadier General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding 2nd Div., 14th A. C., Camp at Church beyond Rossville:

GENERAL: It is reported that Wheeler, with rebel cavalry, is scouring McLemore's Cove. Force seen yesterday between 2 o'clock and night, 1,500 strong.

Be on your guard and notify commander at Rossville.

Very respectfully.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. -Harrison was also plundered yesterday by 20 rebel cavalry, and 3 of our soldier (1 surgeon) taken prisoners.

PULASKI, TENN., January 17, 1864.

Captain J. C. CRANE,

Assistant Quarters, Nashville:

The Fifty-seventh Illinois will be at Columbia on the 19th; the Twelfth Illinois on the 20th.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.