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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.

[Inclosure]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 99

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:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

GERMANTOWN, September 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON:

Scouting parties all returned; report nothing seen nor heard of west as far as Coldwater.

E. HATCH.

STEVENSON, ALA., September 1, 1863-10.30. p.m.

(Received 8.30 a.m., 2nd .)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

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.

Major-General.

STEVENSON, September 1, 1863.

Colonel HODGES,

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,

Aide-de-Camp.