War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0332 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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MEMPHIS, TENN.,

February 5, 1864.

Brigadier General W. SOOY SMITH,

Collierville:

I have sent a party to communicate with Colonel Waring, if it is him. I think the cavalry you have heard of west of Macon is Hurst's, though I have heard nothing of him.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

February 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General SMITH,

Collierville:

A citizen from the vicinity of Senatobia reports that information had been received there that the Federal forces, reported 12,000 strong, had repulsed Loring's division near Greenwood, Miss., and that Forrest and Chalmers had gone south to that point.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

COLLIERVILLE, TENN.,

February 5, 1864.

Colonel MCCRILLIS,

Commanding Third Brigade:

You are hereby directed to order one regiment of cavalry across the Wolf River at daylight to-morrow morning to proceed down the north bank of the river, sweeping the country thoroughly to a distance of 8 or 10 miles back from the river, to capture any guerrillas they may meet, and bring in all the serviceable horses and mules they can find; to press all the wagons they can find and bring in all the forage they can procure, returning to-morrow evening. They must not jade their horses. One battalion should proceed to Morning Sun and ascertain if any of our cavalry has passed through, and, if so, what command, and when.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry, Military Division of the Miss.

COLLIERVILLE, TENN.,

February 5, 1864.

Colonel MCMILLEN,

Commanding Brigade, Memphis, Tenn.:

Move your brigade to-morrow morning and proceed via Hernando to the crossing of the Coldwater at the burnt mills, taking your pontoons with you and one-half of the supply train. Select and prepare a crossing of the stream, place your battery and brigade in position to cover it, them await further orders from me. Show this order to General Grierson.

WM. SOOY SMITH,

Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry, Military Division of the Miss.