II. Army corps commanders will immediately detail commissary of musters for their respective army corps and assistant commissary of musters for each DIVISION constituting the same, who will immediately enter upon the duties required of them by General Orders, Numbers 48, War Department, current series.
III. Corps commissary of musters and assistant commissary of musters will, immediately upon notification of their appointments,
report the same in writing to Colonel G. P. Ihrie, department commissary of musters.
By order of Major General U. S. Grant:
[JNO. A. RAWLINS,]
GERMANTOWN, March 23, 1863.
In accordance with your order, I sent a party to Fisherville last night, and captured Captains Dayly and Swain, Will send them in by the evening train.
T. P. HERRICK,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Seventh Kansas Cavalry.
HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 33.
Memphis, Tenn., March 23, 1863.
I. Major General C. S. Hamilton, having been ordered to report to Major General John A. McClernand, is hereby relieved from duty in the SIXTEENTH Army Corps.
II. Until further assignment is made, the generals commanding DIVISIONS and districts within the left wing of this corps will report direct to these headquarters.
By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:
BEFORE Vicksburg, March 24, 1863.
Brigadier-General ELLET, Comdg. Marine Brigade:
I am just informed that to insure success of the enterprise against Warrenton, ten or twelve small boats will be required. May I request that you furnish that number? If it is intended to send a ram past Vicksburg to-night, they could be sent by her; if not, by sending them down the canal to-night to the lower end, Colonel Woods, who will command the expedition, and who is now there, will get them. I will see that these boats are returned.
U. S. GRANT.
HEADQUARTERS Mississippi MARINE BRIGADE, Flag-ship Autocrat, March 24, 1863.
U. S. GRANT, Major-General U. S. Volunteers:
GENERAL: I am directed by General Ellet to inform you that he has arranged with Admiral Farragut to send two rams down to his assist-