War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0331 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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COLLIERVILLE, February 5, 1864-6.50 p. m.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON:

Relieve Colonel Brackett at once and place the next officer in rank in command of the brigade.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

GERMANTOWN, February 5, 1864-11 p. m.

(Received 8.30 a. m., 6th.)

Captain WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Division:

The 200 men sent out this morning toward hernando have returned. Went within 4 miles of Hernando. Found pickets at all crossings of the Coldwater. Found 5 rebels at Rodgers' Cross-Roads. No force at Hernando. Fifth Kentucky encamped at Daly's Mill. One Collins is arising a regiment across from Coldwater Station. The ferries destroyed below. The river not fordable. Brought in 1 prisoner. Another patrol brought in 2 prisoners.

W. SCOTT BELDEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLLIERVILLE, February 5, 1864-10.35 a. m.

General GRIERSON:

Have you heard anything of Hurst? We may have to use him. Have you heard anything from Vicksburg?

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Cavalry.

COLLIERVILLE, February 5, 1864-7.25 p. m.

General GRIERSON:

I have just heard through a citizen that a command of two regiments of our cavalry passed a point 12 miles west of Macon day before yesterday. Send out immediately and communicate with them if possible. If found, their teams can be ferried over Wolf River and the command can move up on the north side to this point, where I have made a crossing. Send to-night.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Cavalry.

COLLIERVILLE, TENN.,

February 5, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON,

Memphis, Tenn.:

We will not take a supply train at all. Let a full complement of the rations required by my field orders be kept constantly on hand. Have you sent a party to communicate with Waring, north of the Wolf River, to-night? Let the operator stay in the office until 12 p. m. to-night.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

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