The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc. Page: 575
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hitherto content tq remain in inglorious ease, as mere witiesses'of
this great struggle. A grateful country will acknowledge such lofty
By command of General Johnston.
Very respectfully, &c.,
BENJ. S. EWELL,
DALTON, January 19, 1864.
General S. COOPER,
I have been informed by Major-General Wharton that he has
applied to the President for transfer to the Trans-Mississippi Depart-
ment. I cordially approve the application, and if granted ask that
Brigadier-General Robertson be assigned here, if General Beaure-
J. E. JOHNSTON.
January 19, 1864.
General Forrest's scouts inform him a Yankee force of 5,000 oav-
alry and 4,000 infantry are at La Grange, Tenn., preparing to move
on Grenada. This information is given for the benefit of your force
under General Gholson.
1 7 Ir) i-N T -T'
January 19, 1
Dispatch mentioning evacuation of Corinth and movement of
troops and guns down the road received. Down what road did they
move ? Have you ordered Thrall's battery at Columbus over to
General Chalmers ? If not, had you not better order it ? Answer.
ERIDIAN, January 19, 11
General Forrest reports that his scouts inform him 5,000 cavalry
and 4,000 infantry at La Grange preparing to move on Grenada. I
suggest the expediency of your recalling General Adams and having
your command in hand. Has Colonel Ross returned to his position
from the swamp? If not, recall him also. I have ordered Waties'
battery at Brandon to hold itself subject to your order. I will order:
Wilbourn's regiment to report to you.
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152633/m1/575/?q=Thrall: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.