War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0119 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., January 17, 1864.

Colonel F. A. KENDRICK,

La Grange, Tenn.:

Shove your column to Moscow as soon as you can. There are reports of contemplated attack there.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

MOSCOW, January 17, 1864.

Major-General HURLBUT:

From information gained this morning there is a large force of rebels 4 miles from here southwest. Say they are to attack me from two sides.

F. A.. KENDRICK,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., January 17, 1864.

Colonel W. H. MORGAN,

Moscow, Tenn.:

Move one regiment into La Fayette in the morning. You will receive further orders to-morrow.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, January 17, 1864-4. 16 p. m.

General GRIERSON:

A reliable citizen, whose statement may be credited, states that Colonel Neely, and 40 captains from Forrest's command ate north of the railroad for the purpose of conscripting, and that Colonel Tansil and Major Forrest were reported at Stanton Depot on the 15th, with 300 men, of whom only 150 were armed; Richardson, with one company under Captain Currie, at same place; Captain Hall conscripting near mouth of Clover Creek and Captain Anderson at Brownsville. Major Bennett was sent by Forrest to Gibson Country to collet 500 men. Forrest promised to send him 1,000 picket men to bring them thought our lines, if necessary.

J. K. MIZNER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

COLLIERVILLE, January 17, 1864.

Captain WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Division:

Lieutenant Shear has returned. He has been down with two companies of cavalry near Lockhart's Mill, within half a mile of Coldwater. Saw 7 rebel soldiers about 5 miles beyond Mount Pleasant;