MOUNT VERNON, KY.,
August 25, 1863.
Here with infantry and battery. Move on one day's march tomorrow toward London.
JNumbers F. DE COURCY,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Numbers 202. Memphis, Tenn., August 26, 1863.
I. In pursuance of instructions this day received from the major-general commanding the Department of the Tennessee, Brigadier General Alexander Asboth will proceed forthwith to Vicksburg, Miss., reporting in person to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, for assignment to command.
IV. Public transportation will be furnished without unnecessary delay by Captain J. V. Lewis, assistant quartermaster of transportation, by river to Vicksburg for the following regiments, composing the command of Colonel E. F. Winslow: Third Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, Fourth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, Fifth Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.
By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:
August 26, 1863.
Colonel E. HATCH,
Comdp. Third Cavalry Brigade, Germantown, Tenn.:
Send the Second Iowa Cavalry, with camp and garrison equipage, to this point. They will still report to you.
B. H. GRIERSON,
Stevenson, Ala., August 26, 1863-8.15 p. m.
(Received 2 a. m., 27th.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General Morton's place, in command [of the pioneers*], should be filled+by an engineer officer of [some rank and*] experience. Captain Merrill, having charge of the topographical department, cannot attend to it, and Lieutenant Burroughs is too young. It is of very great importance to us now. Can't you send me one who can manage a pontoon?
W. S. ROSECRANS,
*Words in brackets not in dispatch as received by General Halleck.
+This word is "held" in the dispatch as received by General Halleck.