War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0258 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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MEMPHIS, TENN., January 29, 1864.

Colonel A. G. GRACKETT,

Collierville:

Enemy are reported moving north. Keep patrols well out south and east far as Moscow. Watch the bridge at Moscow for ;a day or two by patrols. Notify Colonel McCrillis to do this when you have left. The First Alabama are at La Grange and will come through to-morrow by wagon road. Notify Germantown to be vigilant; cavalry from the north are daily expected at Moscow.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel DODDS,

La Grange:

Stay at La Grange with your mounted men to-night, and move to Collierville in the morning. Notice as you came if all Government stores are moved from Moscow. On arrival at Collierville report me by telegram.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., January 29, 1864.

Colonel A. G. BRACKETT,

Collierville:

Move to-morrow morning, with the Ninth Illinois and your headquarters, to Germantown. Get rid of your camp equipage and baggage, as per Special Orders, Numbers 31, and use every exertion to get your command in good shape for quick movement.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, January 29, 1864.

Major General G. H. THOMAS:

The defenses here are in a very bad condition, and I wanted to get a survey of the locality as soon as possible. Will you judge whether Mr. Dorr can leave you long enough for that?

WM. F. SMITH,

Chief Engineer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, January 29, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM F. SMITH:

Dorr can be spared for the purpose for which you want him.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff.

OFFICE CHIEF COMMISSARY OF SUBSISTENCE, 12TH CORPS, Shelbyville, Tenn., January 29, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. RODGERS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Twelfth Corps, Tullahoma, Tenn.:

COLONEL: During General Slocum's stay in this place, I mentioned to him the fact of there being "special permits" given to dis-