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MEMPHIS, TENN., February 12, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS, Murfreesborough:

General Dodge telegraphs, of date 11th:

My cavalry met Van Dorn's advance at Burleson, Franklin County, Alabama. He will probably cross at Eastport.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, February 12, 1863.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

It is reported that two companies of Colonel [John E.] Whiting's regiment, at Shawneetown, Ill., are in a state of mutiny. You will immediately take measures to suppress any such mutiny, and to have this regiment sent into the field; and also all others not absolutely required in Illinois.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FEBRUARY 12, 1863.

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati:

The regular brigade is so reduced in numbers since the battle that it is very desirable all detached companies should rejoin their regiments. Please order Company H, Nineteenth Infantry, Captain Thompson, now on duty in Cincinnati, to accompany the companies of the Eighteenth, at Columbus, under orders for this department.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, February 12, 1863.

Numbers 11.

By direction of the War Department, Brigadier-General Ellet is authorized to recruit for his fleet from the convalescents in this department.

Officers empowered by General Ellet to enlist convalescents under this authority will submit to these headquarters full and complete lists of the convalescents recruited by them, giving the company and regiment of each recruit, with a view to their being discharged from their present service.

Similar lists will be furnished be recruiting officers to the officers commanding the posts where recruits are obtained.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

February 13, 1863 - 3.10 p. m.

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

The following telegram just received from Brigadier General G. M. Dodge:

CORINTH, [February 12, 1863.]

My cavalry came up with Van Dorn's advance, 12 miles south of Burleson, Franklin County, Alabama, on Russellville and Cotton-Gin road. Took several prisoners. Van