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been referred. General Frank Blair will be attached to your expedition, and ordered to Helena, that being designated as one point of concentration. The troops sent to Helena are not to be withdrawn from your command, but are only sent there temporarily for organization, as at Memphis.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 15, 1862.

Major General JOHN A. MCCLERNAND, Springfield, Ill.:

It is not important whether regiments go to Memphis or Helena. Detachments will be made from both places for the same object. General Curtis will send what he has to Helena. The Illinois regiments at Alton, if not guarding prisoners, will be sent down the Mississippi.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, November 15, 1862.

Assistant Secretary FOX,

Navy Department:

DEAR SIR: By what day will Rear-Admiral Porter be ready to operate down the river on Vicksburg, and with how many gunboats?

Yours, truly,

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

November 16, 1862 - 1.10 p. m.

Major-General MCCLERNAND, Springfield, Ill.:

All the Indiana troops taken at Richmond have been exchanged. This will increase the force for your expedition about eight thousand.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

LA GRANGE, TENN., November 16, 1862.

Brigadier General C. S. HAMILTON,

Commanding Left Wing:

Relieve Quinby's division with one of the others, and direct him to move to Moscow, 8 miles west of La Grange. I will send cavalry from McPherson's command for him.

If I do not get over to see you to-morrow I would like to have you come here the next day.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE,

Numbers 6. La Grange, Tenn., November 16, 1862.

I. Until further orders no passes will be granted to any civilian to pass south of Wolf River, nor will any civilian be permitted to come