War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0544 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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HDQRS. LEFT WING, ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

La Grange, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN E. SMITH,

Commanding Division:

By direction of the major-general commanding army, on being relieved by the division of General Logan, you will move to Corinth via Bolivar, with all the regiments of your command now in this vicinity, taking with you six days' rations. The troops which have been detached to General Sullivan will for the present remain under his orders.

On arriving at Corinth you will report to Brigadier General G. M. Dodge. The baggage belonging to the detached regiments should be sent to them on your arrival at Bolivar. The march will be conducted with good order, allowing no straggling or depredations.

By order of Brigadier General C. S. Hamilton:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. 13TH ARMY CORPS, DEPT. OF THE TENN.,

Holly Springs, Miss., January 7, 1863.

By direction of General-in-Chief of the Army, at Washington, the general order from these headquarters expelling Jews from the department is hereby revoked.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HOLLY SPRINGS, January 8, 1863-3 a.m.

General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.:

I will get off re-enforcements to Sherman without delay. I have had no reports to confirm statements of the Richmond papers.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS., January 8, 1863- 9.35 p.m.

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

Scouts just into Corinth from south and east report enemy moving east from Jackson and north on Mobile road, fortifying near Meridian. Have been moving several days. This is not confirmatory of Richmond report. Some of Bragg's forces are passing south of line of Athens and Nashville road.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HOLLY SPIRNGS, MISS., January 8, 1863.

Captain PENNOCK, U. S. Navy, Cairo, Ill.:

Can I have gunboats at Memphis to convoy re-enforcements to Vicksburg? I will want them by the 11th.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.