War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0135 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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COLLIERVILLE, January 18, 1864.

Captain WOODWARD:

The scout has returned from Holly Springs and report having found 250 men of Forrest's command in that vicinity on Pigeon Roost road. No other force found.

W. SCOTT BELDEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 18, 1864.,

Colonel T. P. HERRICK,

Corinth, Miss.:

Bring your command to La Grange to-day by train. Turn over your quartermaster's property and camp and garrison equipage to Colonel Mizer's quartermaster; your medical to his chief surgeon, and your ordnance stores, except pistols, sabers, and side-arms, to Lieutenant Caldwell, ordnance officer at these headquarters. Orders covering the case will be sent you to La Grange to-morrow. If the mustering officer is at La Grange-have him muster your command at once.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 18, 1864.

Colonel L. F. McCRILLIS,

Collierville:

Order the Third Illinois Cavalry to come by wagon road from Pocahontas to Collierville immediately.

B. H . GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, January 18, 1864.

Major-General HURLBUT:

Lines have been fact closed for three days.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Gun-boat Silver Cloud, January 18, 1864.

Captain E. k. OWEN,

Commanding Div. Miss. Squadron, Skipwith's Landing:

DEAR CAPTAIN: I have instructed General McPherson to occupy Haynes' Bluff in some force, and to send a couple of regiments in transports up the Yazoo to reconnoiter and threaten the enemy, who may be anywhere between the main land east of Yazoo and the Mississippi River.

I would obliged if you send a light-draught to Vicksburg with in the next five days, to report to General McPherson, to cover the move I have named. I am certain that the Mississippi