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General Rosecrans on the 'Tennessee River. Urge Sherman to act with all possible promptness. If you have boats send them down to bring up his troops. Information just received indicates that a part of Lee's army has been sent to re-enforce Bragg.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

La Grange, Tenn., September 18, 1863

Commanding Officer Second Brigade:

The following telegram just received from Brigadier General E. A. Carr,

Corinth:

Report that Ferguson with 4,000 men and eight pieces of artillery is moving toward the road. Keep the country south of you will scouted.

Have every part of your command on the alert and send (if you have them) cavalry or mounted infantry some distance south as a feeler.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HDQRS. FOURTH BRIG., FIFTH DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., September 18, 1863.

Major JAMES O. PIERCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Memphis:

I send herewith in charge of orderly a citizen, William P. Hall, who came into our lines for protection from conscript officers. His house is near Commerce. He states that Major Chalmers with five companies is at Panola.

I have the honor to be, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. MOORE,

Colonel, Commanding Fourth Brigade.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS, CAV. DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 56.

Memphis, Tenn., September 18, 1863.

In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 222, headquarters Sixteenth Army Corps, the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, Eleventh Illinois Calvary, and Tenth Missouri Cavalry, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Wallace, Fourth Illinois Cavalry, will be immediately transferred to Vicksburg, Miss., to report to department headquarters for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish necessary transportation.

By order of Brigadier General B. H. Grierson, commanding:

J. K. CATLIN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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