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in field, but has not yet received a reply, and until he does their horses and surgical instruments will be held, they having set the example in depriving our surgeon when captured f such property.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,

Oxford, Miss., December 6, 1862.

Brigadier General C. S. HAMILTON,

Commanding Left Wing:

You will put the division of your command (the one at Waterford and the one at Abbeville) in the best possible condition for defense and the comfort of the men, and let each remain where it now is until further orders, instructing the commanding officers of the respective divisions to collect as much forage and supplies from the surrounding country as possible, and sending out as far as is practicable to obtain it.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,

Oxford, Miss., December 6, 1862.

Major General J. B. McPHERSON,

Commanding Center:

You will put the division you have at Waterford in the best possible condition for defense and the comfort of the men, and leave it where it is for the present, instructing commanding officer to collect as much forage and supplies as possible from the surrounding country as far out as it is practicable to obtain it.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, MISS., December 6, 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

If that command works south inform me. Roddey's whole force is 10 miles east of me and on the move; it may be that the two intend to make a junction. My cavalry are all out east toward the river; am inclined to think they will be able to drive Roddey back.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

BETHEL, December 6, 1862.

General SULLIVAN:

I have to-day heard from Savannah and 20 miles above on the Tennessee. My scouts are also down nearly to Clifton; no movement of the enemy reaches me from these directions. Two scouts came in from Yellow Creek above Hamburg. No enemy there or in that direction. Maxwell also reports same from Savannah. This evening I heard from Pocahontas; nothing there. Can be ready to move in thirty minutes, and will await your orders at any hour to-night.

I. N. HAYNIE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.