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HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., August 9, 1863.

Comdg. Officer Second Illinois Cavalry, Fort Pillow, Tenn.:

SIR: In pursuance of instructions from Major-General Hurlbut,you will suspend your movement to Vicksburg until further orders.

By order of Brig. General B. H. Grierson:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, August 12, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

In my opinion it will be impossible for the force named to bring away the stock. Shall I not order them to destroy it? The whole mounted force of the Left Wing is ready to start if the importance of expedition it or send the number designated?

J. K. MIZNER,

Colonel and Chief of Cavalry.

CORINTH, August 12, 1863.

Colonel MERSY:

Have 50 of the Engineer Regiment-to be select by Major Flad-accompany the Ninth Illinois. Have them start as soon as possible, with six days' rations. They will go via Ripley to Oxford,where they will join column from La Grange.

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

J. W. BARNES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, August 12, 1863.

Colonel MERSY:

If no better method can be devised,mount 50 of the Engineer Regiment on mules of the Ninth and have them stars as soon as possible.

By order of General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, August 12, 1863.

(Received 8 p.m.)

Colonel MERSY:

Send the Ninth immediately.

By order of Brigadier-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.