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PANOLA, MISS.,

February 10, 1864.

Colonel J. E. FORREST,

Grenada:

Find Thrall's battery and order it here immediately. It should be near Oakland.

JAS. R. CHALMERS,

Brigadier-General.

OXFORD, February 10, 1864.

General CHAMLERS,

Panola:

Place scouts in their rear and ascertain what is behind them. Let them come to the bayou if they choose to do so. Show no artillery unless compelled, but defend the crossing. If they attempt to lay a pontoon I think it will be at Belmont or the railroad bridge.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

OXFORD, February 10, 1864.

General CHALMERS,

Panola:

If Thrall's battery has arrived order the section of Morton's battery to this place. Order men belonging to mcLendon's battery to report to that battery at Grenada.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

DALTON, February 10, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

The following dispatch just received from Lieutenant-General Polk, dated Newton, February 9, 1864:

The enemy is moving with a heavy column across the country from Jackson to Mobile with prospect of co-operating by sea. Weather and roads fine.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 10, 1864.

His Excellency JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Governor:

I have delayed thanking you for your letter of January 29, in the hope of receiving favorable intelligence in relation to the rolling-stock of the State which had been removed by military authority. None positive has yet reached me, however. Major Goodwin, of the quartermaster's department, who was sent to Mississippi for the purpose, reports that a large number of cars have been brought out by him, among them twenty-five of yours.

The Quartermaster-General informed me that the trains sent east of the Savanah River were not, as had been reported to me, employed