Your obedient servant, S. D. Sturgis, Brigadier-General, commanding. To Major W. H. Morgan, A. A. G., Headquarters District W. T., Memphis, Tenn.
Surgeon Dyer's account.
headquarters Eighty-First Illinois, Memphis, Tenn., July 6, 1864.
At my request Dr. Lewis Dyer, of the Eighty. first regiment Illinois infanDr. Lewis Dyer, of the Eighty. first regiment Illinois infantry volunteers, and Acting Surgeon-in-Chief, division Seventeenth Army Corps, on the expedition, has prepared a paper on the late retreat of General Sturgis' command from Guntown, Mississippi, to Memphis.
I am taking notes and sketches of persons and things, for a permanent history of the regiment in particular, and of the war inp a fast horse, and am a pretty fast man, but I am compelled to admit that both horse and rider were distanced this time.
I am, dear sir,
Very truly yours, L. Dyer, Surgeon Eighty-first Illinois.
Colonel McMillen's letter.
headquarters, First brigade, First division, Sixteenth Army corps, Moscow, Tenn., June 24, 18