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OXFORD, February 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

McGuirk is here. Send all his transportation with Colonel Forrest to Grenada.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FORREST'S CAVALRY DEPT.,

Near Panola, February 5, 1864.

Colonel MCCULLOCH,

Commanding Brigade, Mitchell's Cross-Roads:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you throw out scouts over to the front to observe the movements of the enemy, keeping the main body of your command as much concealed as possible. If you find that the enemy have only one brigade, and they attempt to cross Coldwater, you will allow them to do so, concealing your own force and attacking them in the bottom between the river and the hills. Send information here at once of any movements by the enemy, and re-enforcements will be sent to you. You will keep four days' cooked rations constantly on hand, and the men will have 40 rounds of ammunition in their cartridge-boxes and 40 in the ordnance wagons, if possible. General Forrest has ordered Kizer's and Franklin's battalions to report to him. You will retain all their transportation.

Your obedient servant,

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OXFORD, February 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Send Colonel Forrest's brigade, with all their wagons, & c., to Grenada immediately. Give them all the arms required. If accouterments were not sent to Panola will send them back from here for his command.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FORREST'S CAVALRY DEPT.,

Oxford, February 5, 1864.

Numbers 10.

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II. Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers will order Colonel J. E. Forrest, with his brigade, wagon train, and one section of Morton's battery, to Grenada without delay.

By order of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.