Mooresville. Colonel Montgomery has also sent companies to secure bridges. Instruct him he can camp his regiment together as long as Logan's companies guard the bridges. This will give him a chance to drill. Also instruct him to keep the wood parties at work getting out wood for railroad use.
G. M. DODGE,
LEXINGTON, KY., April 13, 1864.
General Sturgis reports that the enemy has appeared at Proctor. I have also information from parties just from Abingdon that Morgan has passed through Pound Gap with 3,000 cavalry, supported by infantry. General Stoneman and myself think it best to detain the troops ordered to Knoxville until the enemy's movements are developed. I will keep you advised.
S. G. BURBRIDGE,
KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 13, 1864.
If it is true that Morgan has the force reported, Camp Burnside is more exposed than any other important point which he can reach. Consider this in determining whether to detain the infantry which is ordered to Knoxville, and in making your other dispositions.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
LOUISVILLE, April 13, 1864.
Colonel GEORGE W. GALLUP,
Dispatch received. As a matter of course you will hold your position or secure a better one. A force is ordered from West Liberty, on Salyersville road, to attempt the rear of the party attacking you and to co-operate with you. Give any other information you may have.
By order of General Burbridge:
THOS. B. FAIRLEIGH,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., April 13, 1864.
Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON,
Commanding Cavalry Division, Sixteenth Corps:
GENERAL: You have probably heard that Fort Pillow has been captured. I also apprehend that Jackson's brigade of cavalry crossed above Panola on Sunday.