War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0505 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

September 10, 1863.

General OSTERHAUS,

Black River Bridge:

Any request made by General McPherson grant as a matter of courtesy. When any provost-marshal gives a pass pay no attention to it unless reasons are assigned satisfactory to you. Let the party in question go, to report to you in returning.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

[September 10, 1863.]

General CORSE:

Numbers Don't collect cotton unless it is in your way. Don't make it the object of an expedition.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 196. Vicksburg, Miss., September 10. 1863.

III. Brigadier General Alexander Chambers, commanding Third Brigade, Sixth Division, will move his camp ground inside of the fortifications south of Vicksburg. They will picket the line, including the Hall's Ferry road, running to the Mississippi River. Major L. S. Willard, aide-de-camp, will designate the camp.

By order of Major General James B. McPherson:

JNumbers H. MUNROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 196. Vicksburg, Miss., September 10, 1863.

III. Brigadier General Alexander Chambers, commanding Third Brigade, Sixth Division, will move his camp ground inside of the fortifications south of Vicksburg. They will picket the line, including the Hall's Ferry road, running to the Mississippi River. Major L. S. Willard, aide-de-camp, will designate the camp.

By order or Major Gen James B. McPherson:

JNumbers H. MUNROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 127. Memphis, Tenn., September 10, 1863.

In order to extend and enforce the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 51, current series, Department of the Tennessee, officers commanding divisions of this corps, within whose limits contraband camps have been established, will immediately appoint proper officers from the Army, as therein directed, to superintend such camps, and report the names to these headquarters.

Chaplains and others hitherto named as superintendents will turn over all books, accounts, papers, and supplies, and all other Government property on hand, to such military officers, and will fully account for the expenditure made by them while superintending such camps.

Chaplains heretofore in charge of contraband camps will hereafter be limited to their proper duties, in looking after the physical and moral welfare of the contrabands, and for this purpose will be assigned proper quarters convenient to their charge.