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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA, FROM AUGUST 11, 1863, TO OCTOBER 19, 1863

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.*

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Vicksburg, Miss., August 11, 1863.

Major General S. A. HURLBUT,

Comdg. Sixteenth Army Corps, Memphis, Tenn.:

GENERAL: Please send the companies of the Engineer Regiment of the West,now serving in your command,to this place as soon as transportation can be provided for them.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, August 11, 1863.

Colonel MERSY:

Have the Ninth Illinois ready to march by noon to-morrow with six days' rations.

By order of Brig. General G. M. Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WINCHESTER, TENN., August 11, 1863-12.30 a.m.

(Received 11.20 a.m.)

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

Reynolds advanced to Tracy City. No other movement to -day. Have but one day's forage ahead. Not cars enough to gain rapidly. Must have five days' ahead to cross mountains. General Burnside will not be ready for two days. His movement should be felt before ours on the left.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

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*From August 11 to September 30, 1863. For the Union Correspondence,etc.,from October 1 to 19,and the Confederate Correspondence,etc.,from August 11 to October 19, 1863,see Part iv.

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