War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0320 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA. AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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SEPTEMBER 3, 1863.

General BUCKLAND,

Oak Ridge:

Please send an officer and a small party to Roach's and to Haynes' Bluff along the valley road and back to your post by Mrs. Neely's, and report the condition of things generally, especially at Roach's. I suppose you have the horses, mules, &c., necessary to mount a patrol. Please report generally from time to time the appearance and condition of things in your neighborhood.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., September 3, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Asst. Adjut. General, Dept. of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Miss.:

SIR: Have just heard from Steele. Enemy has been driven across Bayou Metarie by our cavalry. Kirby Smith means to make a stand there. He proposes to defend Texas at Little Rock. I have repeatedly stated that I think Steele needs, 5,000 men. I have not got them. Stevenson's division now at Monroe, if added to him, would make the movement complete. I have informed General Schofield and General Halleck of the necessities.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 121.

Memphis, Tenn., September 3, 1863.

Brigadier General E. A. Carr, U. S. Volunteers, having been assigned to the command of Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, by the major general commanding department, General Orders, Numbers 120, current series, from these headquarters, which places Brigadier General J. D. Webster to this command, is hereby revoke.

By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS,

Numbers 80.

Memphis, Tenn., September 3, 1863.

The following is announced as the present organization of the Fifth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

First Brigade, Colonel C. D. Murray, Eighty-ninth Indiana Infantry, commanding: Eighty-ninth Indiana Infantry Volunteers, One hundred and seventeenth Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry (Second Battalion), First Tennessee Heavy Artillery, Huribut's battery, and Provisional encampment.

Second Brigade, Colonel W. H. Morgan, Twenty-fifth Indiana Infantry, commanding: Twenty-fifth Indiana Infantry Volunteers, Thirty-second Wisconsin Volunteers, and Company D, Second Illinois Light Artillery.