NEAR MEMPHIS, October 8, 1864.
Colonel E. SURGET, Assistant Adjutant-General, Selma:
Advanced within five miles of Memphis; found enemy intrenched on all roads and expecting us; did not attack. Will go into WEST Tennessee with ascort and Fifth MISSISSIPPI as soon as ammunition arrives from Selma.
JAS. R. CHALMERS,
SENATOBIA, October 8, 1864.
Lieutenant HUTCHISON, Kizer's Scouts, Holly Springs:
Keep watch for Hatch's return and meet me at Moscow Tuesday next with all your men.
JAS. R. CHALMERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI,
Senatobia, October 8, 1864.
COLONEL: I am instructed by the brigadier-general commanding to say that if the enemy do not advance on him and nothing occurs to prevent he will start next Tuesday morning for WEST Tennessee to assist in raising men; he will probably reach Somerville about Wednesday, and he wishes you to keep the country well scouted toward the east, and keep him advised if Hatch returns and if any other enemy appears in that direction. If you can get forage he wishes you to come nearer to him than Jackson, say somewhere about Whiteville.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L. T. LINDSEY.
HEADQUARTERS RESERVE FORCES OF MISSISSIPPI,
Enterprise, October 8, 1864.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va. ;
GENERAL: I have this day assumed command of conscripts in this State, in obedience to General Orders, Numbers 73, and await your instructions.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. L. BRANDON,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Reserve Forces of Mississippi.
CEDARTOWN, October 9, 1864 -9 a. m.
Lieutenant-General LEE, Commanding Corps:
General Hood directs that when you march to-day you will leave at Cave Spring one of your smallest brigades, with orders to the commanding officer to report to Major-General Elzey. General Hood hopes to make such arrangements that the brigade can rejoin in a few days.
A. P. MASON,