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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 13TH A. C., DEPT. OF THE TENN.,

Numbers 23.

La Grange, Tenn., November 19, 1862.

I. Brigadier General J. C. Sullivan will proceed without delay to Jackson, Tenn., and relieve Major General S. A. Hurlbut in the command of the District of Jackson.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., November 20, 1862-3.30 p. m.

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

General Grant telegraphs that he requires 200 cars and 6 locomotives as soon as possible. Colonel Parsons goes to Chicago and Cincinnati to procure them, but thinks a military order may be necessary to insure dispatch, and that the order had best be for at least 300 cars and 8 locomotives, and then taken them as fast as required. Please send such order by telegraph to Colonel Parsons, care Captain Potter, Chicago, Ill.

ROBT. ALLEN,

Chief Quartermaster.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 22, 1862.

General ROBERT ALLEN, Saint Louis, Mo.:

I have telegraphed to General Grant that it is not intended to use the railroads south of Memphis, and that only such cars and locomotives must be purchased as were necessary for the roads already in operation.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH A. C., EPT. OF THE TENN.,

La Grange, Tenn., November 22, 1862.

Brigadier General GRENVILLE M. DODGE, Corinth, Miss.:

A dispatch from General Rosecrans, of date Nashville, Tenn., November 21, 1862, just received, says there are some indications that the rebels are attempting to cross the Tennessee from the east; that signs to that effect reached him that night. You will send out spies and scouts east and obtain all the information possible.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBUS, November 22, 1862.

Major-General GRANT:

Telegram from Chicago forwarded. I telegraphed General Grant from Saint Louis on Thursday, as follows to wit:

SAIN LOUIS, November 20.

Major-General GRANT, La Grange:

Your dispatch of the 19th instant is received. I shall not wait your requisitions, but go to Chicago at once, where I hope to get all you require. There are at least