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COLUMBUS, KY., October 26, 1864.

Captain GRAHAM,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have received no information of the enemy's movements. The scouts I sent this morning have not returned yet.

JAMES N. McARTHUR,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

COLUMBUS, KY., October 26, 1864.

Captain GRAHAM:

I have received information this morning, through a reliable source, that Beaufort's advance guard, numbering 100 men, reached Clinton yesterday afternoon. I need re-enforcement here. Send two regiments if possible. Answer.

JAMES N. McARTHUR,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

PADUCAH, KY., October 26, 1864.

Colonel McARTHUR,

Commanding, Columbus, Ky.:

COLONEL: A regiment will re-enforce you by first boat, the One hundred and sixty-first New York. If attacked, defend your post till they arrive.

S. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., October 26, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

It is reported now with some degree of reliability that Forrest's forces are posted at Eastport, Corinth, and Jackson, and that a short session of the Tennessee Legislature is about to be held at Jackson. Rebel General [Governor] Harris is reported there. The cavalry of this command now in Missouri should be returned here without delay in order to give us a chance to do anything effectively. it is reported that Forrest has sent to Mobile for a battery of heavy guns to plant on the Tennessee River, and is repairing the railroad and telegraph from Corinth to Jackson.

M. L. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

GAYLESVILLE, ALA., October 26, 1864.

(Received 30th.)

Brigadier-General GRIERSON,

Memphis:

The cavalry forces of the Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI have been formed into a corps and I have been assigned to the command, with orders to concentrate all the available force in the field. General Howard has been directed to order Hatch's DIVISION by the nearest route to join this army, dismounted men to Nashville to be equipped, and to direct you to prepare your DIVISION and all of Winslow['s that you