War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0221 Chapter XXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ROSECRANS', September 16, 1862.

General GRANT:

Do I understand you that I am to go up by rail to support Mower, or that you send up 1,400 men for that purpose? I will consult Du Bois about that move to-night. Hamilton's position is a good support to anything of that sort.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

ROSECRANS', September 16, 1862.

General GRANT:

The orders are all out. Colonel Mizner will direct one regiment of cavalry to move this afternoon from Rienzi. Do you not think it would be best to leave one battalion of cavalry to cover that front and conceal movement? I will direct the infantry to begin to move this p. m.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

ROSECRANS', September 16, 1862.

General GRANT:

You have the telegram from Du Bois. I have directed Colonel Gilbert to move up the Thirty-ninth Ohio from Johnson's, 4 miles north of Jacinto, to Harvey's Mill, about 2 miles south of Burnsville, where there send forward three companies to reconnoiter and cut off the cavalry that burned the train, and send up a company to Burnsville. Prime is to notify General Ross and Colonel Mower of what is coming. I think things will work out. I now find our stores were wagoner down toward Bay Springs; our cavalry heard the train moving down and saw those who had seen the packages with our marks on them. Only one regiment of infantry and one of cavalry has one from Du Bois. Shall more be moved to-night, or await further instructions?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION,

Numbers 243.

Memphis, September 16, 1862.

Captain A. Silfverspare, of the First Illinois Artillery, is hereby selected and detailed to take charge of the fixed and permanent batteries in Fort Pickering. He will see that each gun has its appropriate ammunition-shot, shells, and canister-properly disposed for action, and that the implements are arranged close at hand.

In connection with the ordnance officer of the fort, Lieutenant Neely, he will see that the cartridges, friction-tubes, &c., are properly arranged in the magazines, and will, in connection with Major Taylor, chief of artillery, attach to the light batteries posted in the fort such of the heavy guns as are in position near their batteries, and instruct the officers in the peculiar manual of such guns.

II. General Denver will indicate two companies of his brigade to man the guns of the right flank, not attached to the light batteries as above and station them at the guns on his apart of the lines. Such companies to be instructed by or under the direction of Captain Silfversparre, and in case of action to be under his command.

III. Colonel McDowell will, in like manner, designate two companies