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SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 115. Washington, May 23, 1862.

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3. Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty in the Department of the Mississippi, and will report in person to Major-General Halleck.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

No. 88. In Field, near Corinth, Miss., May 23, 1862.

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2. Brig. Gen. John McArthur is relieved from duty with the Second Division, Brig. Gen. T. A. Davies commanding, and assigned to the Sixth Division, Army of the Tennessee, Brigadier-General McKean commanding, to whom he will report at once.

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By order of Major-General U. S. Grant:

[JNumbers A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Farmington, May 24, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

The regiments had best move out at once, as fast as they arrive, to my old camp, on Seven Mile Creek, 3 miles in rear of Farmington.

Can you tell me who is the senior officer with them and whether they have their transportation?

They had best move out rapidly, bringing ten day's rations, so as to clear the landing and the road for the others.

The enemy's pickets have almost disappeared from my front and have ceased to fire for twenty-four hours. There have been no drums beat on my left for the same period and no running of trains from Corinth.

I am sending out some companies of skirmishers and a couple of howitzers to-day on the road leading from my left to Corinth. You will therefore understand the cause of any artillery firing you may hear.

JNumbers POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

FARMINGTON, May 24, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

Affair this afternoon resulted in complete rout of three of enemy's regiments, with loss of knapsacks, blankets, and haversacks. Several of enemy killed and wounded and 6 prisoners taken. The regiments fled in confusion across the creek. Our loss 4 wounded.

JNumbers POPE,

Major-General.