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on my return to Canton, and I have no doubt he will reply fully at an early day.

While at General Cosby's camp yesterday I heard unofficially that some of his scouts had proceeded to Big Black River and fired upon some of your men while bathing. I gave orders that this practice must be discontinued at once; also all similar ones at variance with the urges of civilized warfare.

I regret exceedingly, general, that I have no late papers to send you, being absent from my headquarters at the present time.

With high respect, your obedient servant,




Vicksburg, August 30, 1863.

Major General S. A. HURLBUT,

Comdg. Sixteenth Army Corps, Memphis, Tenn.:

GENERAL: If Brigadier General E. A. Carr has not yet passed Memphis en route for this place, detain him for the command of Corinth until the return of General Dodge.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNumbers A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GERMANTOWN, August 30, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

Colonel Wilcox refuses to obey my orders. Will you send him instructions?


Colonel, Comdg. Third Brigade, Cavalry Division.

CORINTH, August 30, 1863.

Major-General HURLBUT:

Colonel Anthony, commanding at La Grange, informs me that Colonel Richardson, with 1,200 men and four pieces, is moving from Pontotoc toward the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. I informed all the posts to be on their lookout.

August MERSY,

Colonel, Commanding.


Washington City, August 30, 1863.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding, &c.,:

GENERAL: This will introduce to you Charles A. Dana, esq., one of my assistants, who visits your command for the purpose of conferring with you upon any matters which you desire to have brought to the notice of this Department. Mr. Dana is a gentleman of distinguished character, patriotism, and ability, and possesses the entire confidence of the Department. You will please afford to him the