War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0772 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 21, 1863.

Colonel STOKES,

Commanding Cavalry, Tracy City:

The general commanding directs you to have two or three companies, 100 (or 150) men, at Tracy City to scout the country. Report to these headquarters all that you know goes on in the Sequatchie Valley.

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Vicksburg, Miss., September 22, 1863

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf:

GENERAL: Inclosed* I send you copy of dispatch from the General-in-Chief; also my reply. This will necessarily prevent further re-enforcements going west from here to you until work is heard from the General-in-Chief. We must make no disposition of troops that will endanger the success of Rosecrans.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

VICKSBURG, MISS.,

September 22, 1863

Major General W. T. SHERMAN:

If the health of your daughter will permit your leaving her, I would like to have you come in in the morning.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

VICKSBURG, MISS.,

September 22, 1863.

Colonel COOLBAUGH,

Superintendent of Military Railroads:

You will please furnish all the railroad transportation possible for the movement of Osterhaus' division to this place. Notify General Osterhaus by telegraph the amount of transportation you can furnish, and when it will be ready at the Big Black for him.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

JNumbers A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 71.

Camp on Big Black, September 22, 1863.

I. Brigadier-General Osterhaus, commanding the First Division, will move his entire division, with camp equipage and transporta-

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*For dispatch from Halleck and Grant's reply, see Part I, pp. 161, 162.

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