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[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Vicksburg, Miss., September 2, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Major-General Hurlbut, who will please answer General Rosecrans if there are any locomotives in his command that can be spared. There are none here.

By order of Major-General Grant:

JNumbers A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General And Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., September 9, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier General J. D. Webster, superintendent of military railroads, Department of the Tennessee.

By order of Major-General Hurlbut:

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT OF MILITARY RAILROADS,

Memphis, September 10, 1863.

Six locomotives can be spared from here, so far as present necessity is concerned or any prospective want of the service here known to the undersigned.

J. D. WEBSTER,

Brigadier-General, Superintendent.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE,

Numbers 231. Vicksburg, Miss., August 24, 1863.

IX. Brigadier General P. J. Osterhaus, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, for assignment to duty.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNumbers A RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 24, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel RAWLINS:

When General Steele left this command he took with him two companies of cavalry, attached to the First Division. No orders

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