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THIRD DIVISION (Army of the Tennessee).

Major General LEWIS WALLACE.

First Brigade.

11th Indiana.

24th Indiana.

8th Missouri.

Second Brigade.

23rd Indiana.

1st Nebraska.

20th Ohio.

58th Ohio.

Third Brigade.

56th Ohio.

68th Ohio.

76th Ohio.

78th Ohio.

Artillery.

1st Illinois, Batteries A, F, and M.

9th Indiana Battery.

8th Ohio Battery.

Cavalry.

11th Illinois (3rd battalion).

MONTEREY, May 13, 1862.

Flag-Officer FOOTE:

We have reliable information that nearly all the rebel troops have been withdrawn from Fort Pillow and Memphis, very small garrisons only being left at each place. Is it not possible to prepare the gunboats with cotton or hay bulwarks and run past the enemy's works to Memphis? He has a large fleet of river boats there, but no formidable gunboats. By doing this you would cut off the enemy's supplies from Arkansas and open a direct communication with the army of General Curtis.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HUNTSVILLE, May 13, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have just received an order from General Buell to send all prisoners of my division captured and paroled by [John H.] Morgan to Louisville for duty under the provost-marshal. Before receiving this order I had opened negotiations with General Beauregard and E. K. Smith for an exchange. I trust in this I was not passing the limit of my duty, and hope I may be permitted to make the exchange. Have sold 270 bales of captured cotton, which is now going forward to market.

O. M. MITCHEL,

Major-General.

FARMINGTON, MISS.,

May 14, 1862-12 m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

A scouting party, under the command of Captain L. H. Marshall, aide to General Pope, left camp at 2 o'clock this morning to reconnoiter