War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0120 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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the rebels picket ford at Lockhart's Mill and the one above. No larger force this side of the Coldwater. I can hear nothing of the large force which you report near here.

A. G. BRACKETT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

MOSCOW, January 17, 1864.

Major-General HURLBUT:

A negro who escaped from a small party of rebels just come in; says this force came from the direction of Holly Springs. There has been some force of me all night; I have heard their guns. They may have our men, but I think not.

E. A. KENDRICK,

Colonel, Commanding.

LA GRANGE, January 17, 1864.

General GRIERSON:

Scouts return from Hundsonville last night, reporting all quiet. Have sent strong scout southwest to-day. Can only depend on the Third Michigan as subject to my orders. Besides the scouts sent by them they have 200 animals to guard, horses to shoe, &c. The Seventh Illinois, a much stronger regiment, is here doing but little.

J. K. MIZNER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 17, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel COOK,

Comdg, Second Tennessee Cavalry, Collierville:

If Colonel McCrillis has not arrived you will assume command of the troops which have lately arrived with General Smith, and report your command to Colonel Brackett.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 17, 1864.

Colonel BRACKETT, Collierville:

Have you discovered any force of the enemy? Send me any information you may have.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 17, 1864.

Colonel BRACKETT,

Commanding second Brigade Cavalry, Collierville:

Let me know as soon as possible what the force is that is reported moving north. Watch their movements closely and advice me.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.