War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0181 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CORINTH, January 22, 1864.

Major-General HURLBUT:

It is impossible to do so unless the bridge is finished early in the morning. It that is done by to-morrow night I can put everything at La Grange.

J. D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., January 22, 1864.

Brigadier General J. M. TUTTLE,

La Grange, Miss.:

GENERAL: As soon as Stevenson gets his men and material across the Big Muddy you will commence moving your force down, calling in all east of La Grange to that point by rail or by land. It is of very great importance that your command be in as speedily as possible at Memphis. To this end all preparations should have been already made. I have added to your division the Thirty-third Missouri, now at Helena - a good regiment, with good officers. it will be well for you to send one of your staff to go to Helena in advance and see that the regiment is all right for the field. I strongly desire that your command, as old troops, move rapidly and neatly.

Yours,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., January 22, 1864.

Brigadier General J. P. HAWKINS,

Commanding, Goodrich's Landing:

GENERAL: I send the Madison, Chenango, and Era, all the boats I have, but which are deemed sufficient to move that portion of your command at Goodrich's Landing. As soon as the boats arrive you will embark without delay and proceed to Hayne's Bluff, on the Yazoo River, where yo will disembark and place your men in camp in good defensive position, and send one or more of the boats,as may be necessary, to Milliken's Bend to bring off Colonel Ballinger's regiment and the balance of your command, should any portion be left at Goodrich's Landing. Haynes' Bluff will be your station for the present, and as soon as you get into position you will proceed to make your command as comfortable as circumstances will admit.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., January 22, 1864.

Major EASTMAN,

Commanding Cavalry, &c., Red Bone Church:

MAJOR: I have it from a source which I deem reliable that the enemy have increased their force of cavalry very materially from