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[Indorsement.]

The above dispatch delayed in transmission by the steamer having it on board grounding below Cairo.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 226.

Memphis, Tenn., September 19, 1863.

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VII. The Mississippi Marine Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel George E. Currie commanding, will proceed without delay to Vicksburg, Miss.,

reporting to the commanding officer there.

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By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, September, 19, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Information just received that Colonel Wilson with 400 to 600 cavalry, also Newson with 200 cavalry, crossed the Tennessee at Saltillo on Tuesday, supposed to be on a conscription tour in McNairy and Henderson Counties.

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General, Comdg. Second Div., 16th Army Corps.

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

Memphis, Tenn. September 19, 1863.

Major JAMES O. PIERCE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dist. of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.:

I send herewith, in charge of orderly John R. Arnold, John J. Johnson and I. Bazzel, deserters from the Fifty-sixth Alabama Cavalry; they came to our lines this morning. According to their own statement they deserted at Pontotoc, Miss. Their horses have been turned over to quartermaster's department.

I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

D. MOORE,

Colonel, Commanding Fourth Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., September 19, 1863.

Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON:

The cavalry for below need to be pushed forward as rapidly as possible. Let your staff see that they are rapidly embarked. Let no diligence be wanting, as the boats are here. See that this is done promptly. I leave to-night for Cairo.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

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