War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0250 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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MEMPHIS, TENN., January 28, 1864.

Colonel BRACKETT, Collierville:

The force reported at Hundsonville must be watched, and if necessary enough force sent to rout them. The road must not be reached by them while it is running. Look well to the bridge at Moscow and this side.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, January 28, 1864.

Colonel BRACKETT, Collierville:

Leave the balance of Seventh Illinois Cavalry at La Grange until the stores are removed.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

COLLVIERVILLE, TENN., January 28, 1864.

Captain WOODWARD:

Patrols from the Seventh Illinois yesterday report 500 of the enemy at or near Hudsonville.

W. P. CALLON,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 28, 1864.

Brigadier General GEORGE CROOK,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division, Huntsville, Ala.:

I start in about three days with 7,000 men to Meridian via Pontotoc.

Demonstrate on Decatur to hold Roddey.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry, Mil. Div. of the Miss.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 28, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON,

Commanding Cav. Div., Sixteenth Army Corps, Memphis, Tenn.:

SIR: Having received a communication from Lieutenant-Colonel Thurston, assistant inspector-general on the staff of Major-General Hurlbut, informing me that in accordance with the orders of Major General W. T. Sherman the whole of the cavalry of this department is turned over to my immediate command, you are directed to report to me the precise condition of your command, including batteries attached, particularly as regards its preparation for a long and rapid march. You will find special field orders, herewith inclosed,* for your information and government.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry, Mil. Div. of the Miss.

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