War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0438 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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forage and subsistence in the country. It will be the duty or Colonel Crittenden to clear the country around him of all armed rebels that may be in it. Colonel Graham my not have reached Sevierville on his way to Greeneville when Colonel Crittenden arrives; if so, Colonel Crittenden can obtain the information mentioned from Colonel Graham on his arrival, and turn over the couriers direct.

Very respectfully,your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS, September 8, 1863.

General OSHERHAUS,

Black river Bridge:

I am just out from town. I will not be able to come over this p.m.; order accordingly.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1863.

General OSTERHAUS,

Black River Bridge:

I expect in from Brandon a gentleman named Thomas A. Marshall, of Vicksburg. Say to him I would be obliged if he would ride round by my headquarters. Be very careful whom you let in and let out. Be certain that it is to our interest when any one passes the lines.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1863.

General BUCKLAND,

Oak Ridge:

Say to Dr. Hill I will answer his paper to-night and send it by a courier to-morrow. Better prohibit all travel by the valley road, and make citizens go in and out by the ridge. No citizen should pass in or out save for our advantage.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, September 8, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington:

I informed Steele ten days since that I would send him another brigade of infantry if he called for it. This brigade will be taken from Memphis. General Stephen D. Lee has taken command of North and Central Mississippi. Pillow is at Columbus organizing conscripts; Ferguson, with about 4,000 men and ten pieces of artillery, at Okolona; advance at Baldwyn. Northern Arkansas is quiet.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.