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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., October 3, 1862.

Brigadier-General STANLEY,

Commanding Division:

The general commanding directs you to send a brigade across on to the Chewaalla road, through the woods by shortest cut; re-enforce Davies from your left, close in, in conformity with that movement. You had better send Mower. Your guide will show you thee road.

[H. G. KENNETT,]

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Numbers 210.

Jackson, Tenn., October 3, 1862.

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V. Brigadier General J. B. McPherson is hereby assigned to the command of the two brigades commanded respectively by Colonel M. K. Lawler and Colonel John D. Stevenson, and will proceed without delay and with all possible dispatch to Corinth, Miss., and report to Major-General Rosecrans, commanding.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

[JNO. A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BETHEL, October 3, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

General McPherson and myself think troops can be sent by rail to Ramer, 11 miles this side of Corinth, and infantry can go by road from there to Corinth. Lawler is en route to a point 3 miles below Ramer; will probably be at Ramer by the time your train gets there.

I. N. HAYNIE,

Colonel.

BETHEL, TENN., October 3, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Passenger train back here; freight train supposed safe through. Three hundred rebels came in to the railroad; freight got by them; rebels then took up rail and cut telegraph; our force, Seventeenth Wisconsin, ran them off. No killed reported as yet.

I. N. HAYNIE,

Colonel, &c.

BETHEL, October 3, 1862.

General GRANT:

Burchfield, arrived across from toward Corinth, has just come in on hand-car; reports the track of railroad torn up 5 miles beyond Ramer and 6 miles from Corinth; says there are 800 there of Falkner's cavalry. Three bridges near Chambers said to be burned.

Burchfield says he heard cannon at or below Corinth, or between

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