HDQRS. 4TH DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., August 15, 1863
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II. The Third Brigade, commanded by Colonel A. K. Johnson, will embark for Natchez, Miss., to-day at 12 m. with camp and garrison equipage. Captain A. G. Burr, assistant quartermaster, will ascertain and report to Colonel Johnson the names of the boats for transporting his brigade.
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By order of Brigadier General M. M. Crocker:
W. H. F. RANDALL,
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF COLUMBUS, 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Columbus, August 15, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel HENRY BINMORE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Sixteenth Army Corps.
COLONEL: I beg to report that Special Orders, Numbers 212, dated headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Miss., August 5, 1863, was received yesterday, with the orders of the general commanding corps, dated Memphis, Tenn., August 12, 1863, and that I have accordingly turned over the command of the District of Columbus to Brigadier General A. J. Smith, as per inclosed copy of General Orders, Numbers 53. I will consider it my pleasant duty to give General Smith all the assistance asked for, and inclose a copy of my communication of date to him.*
Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. 6TH DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Columbus, August 14, 1863.
Having been relieved by Brigadier General A. J. Smith of command of the District of Columbus, by Special Orders, Numbers 212, dated headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, August 5, 1863, I hereby take leave of the officers and soldiers whom I have had the honor to command, and the loyal citizens of those parts of Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee comprised in this district.
WINCHESTER, TENN., August 15, 1863-11.40 p. m.
(Received 2.10 a. m., 17th.)
ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:
First Brigade Cavalry in communication with General Sheridan to-day at Stevenson. The rest of the division occupy and guard the
* Informing General Smith "that it will be my pleasant duty to afford you any assistance or information in my power to extend."