War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0392 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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will establish his headquarters at Haynes' Bluff, and prosecute the defenses of that place with all possible dispatch.

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By order of Major General U. S. GRANT:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 8, 1863-1 p. m.

Major-General HURLBUT, Memphis, Tenn.:

Please keep me advised of the progress of re-enforcements to General Grant.


MEMPHIS, TENN., June 8, 1863. - 5 p. m.

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

General Vandever, with 2,500 men and three batteries, is here, and leaves this evening. General Orme, with about the same number, is above, not yet reported. General Smith, of my corps, with 6,000 men and five batteries, is embarking, and will get off to-night. One of these batteries will be left at Helena, by request of General Prentiss.


WASHINGTON, June 8, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT, Memphis, Tenn.:

General Order, Numbers 103,* was improperly issued in my absence. It should read "In that part of Kentucky, within the Department of the Ohio. " It does not affect your command in the least. It will be immediately corrected.


CAIRO, ILL. June 8, 1863-8 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

Returned here this morning. Telegraph working to Memphis again.

Met eight steamers, loaded with troops, bound down river. Hear of more on the way. All should reach General Grant by Wednesday or Thursday. The weather for week past has been very favorable for army movements.


COLUMBUS, KY., June 8, 1863.

Major General RICHARD J. OGLESBY, La Grange, Tenn.:

Your dispatch of this date has been received, and will be attended to. The abandonment of Jackson and Bolivar by your forces places my district in quite a critical position, it having been very [greatly] reduced by sending six regiments of infantry and seven companies of cavalry down to Memphis.


*Of April 27. See Series I, VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 283.