War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0240 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Numbers 84.

Corinth, Miss., September 26, 1862.

From and after this date the headquarters of the District of West Tennessee will be at Jackson, Tenn., where all reports and returns required by Army Regulations and existing orders will be made.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 128.

Corinth, September 26, 1862.

I. In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 83, Paragraph III, Headquarters District of West Tennessee, Corinth, Miss., September 24, 1862, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the third division of the district, which includes all the territory now occupied by the Army of the Mississippi and by the forces at present commanded by Major-General Ord.

II. All reports and returns required by Army Regulations and existing orders will be made to these headquarters.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.

BOLIVER, September 27, 1862.

Major General U. S. GRANT:

From the best-information I can get the forces of the enemy encamped at Davis' Mill, south of Grand Junction, have gone eastward.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION,

Numbers 254.

Memphis, September 27, 1862.

Whereas many families of known rebels and of Confederates in arms against us having been permitted to reside in peace and comfort in Memphis, and whereas the Confederate authorities either sanction or permit the firing on unarmed boats carrying passengers and goods for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of Memphis, it is ordered that for every boat so fired on ten families must be expelled from Memphis.

The provost-marshal will extend the list already prepared so as to have on it at least thirty names, and on every occasion when a boat is fired on will draw by lot ten names, who will be forthwith notified and allowed three days to remove to a distance of 25 miles from Memphis.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

J. H. HAMMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBUS, KY., September 28, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief;

To make a move on the Yazoo River promise success it will be necessary to have some of the new regiments at Memphis to take the place of