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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

No. 51. Pittsburg, Tenn., April 11, 1862.

1. Brigadier General John A. Logan will report for duty to Brigadier-General Sherman, commanding Fifth Division, army in the field, who will assign him a brigade.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

[JNumbers A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Pittsburg, April 12, 1862.

General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN:

I am just instructed by General Halleck to detail two regiments to go on board a steamer this evening to proceed up the river to Florence and destroy a portion of the bridge there and return, and, if practicable, cut the bridge over Bear Creek. The two gunboats will accompany. You can select regiments from your command to execute this work.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Numbers 52. Pittsburg, Tenn., April 12, 1862.

2. The commanding officers of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Iowa Volunteers will report at once to Brigadier-General McKean, commanding Sixth Division, army in the field, for orders.

7. Special Orders, Numbers 51, current series, from these headquarters, directing Brigadier General John A. Logan to report to Brigadier General W. T. Sherman, is revoked, and he will report to Major General John A. McClernand, commanding First Division, army in the field, who will assign him to the command of a brigade.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

[JNumbers A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION,

Numbers 20. Camp Shiloh, April 12, 1862.

Each brigade of this division will detail daily three companies, one from each regiment of their brigade, as a grand guard. These guards will be so posted as to cover their brigade fronts.

II. The cavalry of the division will furnish daily a picket of 1 officer and 25 men, to be always posted well in advance of the infantry guards, the officer to receive his orders from the commanding general before being posted.

III. The First Brigade will keep a strong guard at the Purdy Bridge,