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GRENADA, February 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Yours reached me here. Brigade is 6 miles from here on Charleston road; as convenient to Oakland as forage can be had.

J. E. FORREST,

Colonel, & c.

GRENADA, February 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Just received dispatch from General Forrest to bring command here and be in readiness to move at a moment's warning.

J. E. FORREST,

Colonel, & c.

OXFORD, February 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Colonel Forrest reports himself at Grenada with his command. Allow him to remain there.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

OXFORD, February 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

If you find the enemy moving south of Coldwater telegraph me upon what road. Have all the ferries above Panola to Hamburg guarded. Will move a brigade to Toba Tubby Ferry should the enemy move in that direction. Be certain to ascertain their movements. Have 30 men of McGuirk's north of the river in the direction of Holly Springs. No movement of the enemy in that direction reported as yet.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

OXFORD, February 7, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

If you find a force moving on Panola from Hernando you will move out a regiment to skirmish with them until a force can be got to Panola. Have all the corn possible brought to Panola by railroad.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

MOBILE, February 7, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Enemy moving from Vicksburg in force. No indications from New Orleans nor Pensacola of early attack here; have therefore sent