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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 4TH DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 136.

Vicksburg, Miss. August 17, 1863.

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IV. The First Brigade, commanded by Colonel I. C. Pugh, will embark for Natchez, Miss., to-morrow morning at 7 o'clock on the steamers White Cloud, Chouteau, and Rocket.

The artillery of this division will embark with the First Brigade, and, for this purpose, Captain B. F. Rodgers, chief of artillery, will report to and receive orders from Colonel Pugh.

By order of Brigadier General M. M. Crocker:

W. H. F. RANDALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, August 17, 1863.

General HURLBUT:

One General Dodge's scouts just returned reports no change since his last report, except that Walker's division of Johnston's army has been broken up. Two brigades of the division have gone to Charleston, one brigade to Okolona, and one still remaining at Brandon. He brings in papers, which I will forward to-morrow.

Respectfully,

August MERSY,

Colonel, Commanding.

WINCHESTER, TENN., August 17, 1863-11.20 p.m.

(Received 4. a.m., 18th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Chattanooga Rebel of yesterday gives a Charleston dispatch (14th), saying they have been suffering a terrible bombardment for the last two days, and signs of a more terrific one coming. The Ironsides, with 6 monitors, 5 gunboats and transports, are inside the bar, and 20 transports in sight. French war steamer anchored off Fort Sumter. Tone of paper exultant nor defiant.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, TENN., August 17, 1863,

(Received 4 a.m., 18th.)

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

Movement of left progresses favorably; that of center and right obstructed. Terrible roads-caused by rains. About half reached the mountain tops.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Winchester, August 17, 1863.

Commanding Officer Tenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the detachment of the Tenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry guarding contra