post of Cairo, providing General Montgomery will consent to report and receive orders from the district commander.
By order of Major-General Grant:
JNumbers A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, March 2, 1863.
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18. Brigadier General W. R. Montgomery, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Middle Department, and will repair without delay to Cairo, Ill., and there await further orders.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
GERMANTOWN, September 1, 1863.
Scouting parties all returned; report nothing seen nor heard of west as far as Coldwater.
STEVENSON, ALA., September 1, 1863-10.30. p.m.
(Received 8.30 a.m., 2nd .)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Two divisions of the Fourteenth Corps and two of Twentieth are over; also one cavalry division. Crittenden moving toward Jasper. Bridge at Bridgeport will be done to-night. The other division of the Twentieth Corps will move over to-morrow. No news from General Burnside. Granger's two brigades coming this way from Athens; advance at Huntsville. Nothing more definite from the enemy.
W. S. ROSECRANS.
STEVENSON, September 1, 1863.
Chief Quartermaster, Nashville:
The general commanding directs that you make contract with the Cincinnati parties for building the railroad bridge at Bridgeport. Let Mr. Boomer come; he will be wanted to build Running Water bridge.
R. S. THOMS,