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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Memphis, Tenn., September 22, 1863.

Brigadier General J. A. RAWLINS,

A. A. G., Dept. of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Miss.:

I inclose herewith telegrams* nine days on their way form Cairo to this place. General Hurlbut is absent at Cairo in consultation with General Halleck, by telegraph.

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

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Temporarily at Cairo, September 22, 1863.

Brigadier General A. J. SMITH,

Columbus:

GENERAL: You will move two regiments, to be selected by yourself, as rapidly as possible by rail to Louisville. Men will take camp and garrison equipage and 40 rounds of ammunition. At Louisville they will receive orders from Major-General Rosecrans. All land transportation and unnecessary baggage will be turned over to the quartermaster. They will take three day's provisions from Cairo.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

I have directed telegrams coming to me from Washington to be sent to you. Unless countermanded from Washington, this order will be promptly carried out.

S. A. H.

LA GRANGE, September 22, 1863.

Colonel August MERSY

Commanding Second Brigade:

Have you a cavalry force in the direction of Ripley? If not, send out a small force, and scour the country well in that direction. There is a rumor that a force of the enemy are in that neighborhood. Send any information you may get direct to these headquarters.

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

FORTRESS MONROE, VA., September 22, 1863-9 p.m.

(Received 10.40 p.m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

The flag-of-truce boat brings Richmond papers of the 22nd . The following is the telegraphic news. The Sentinel speaks of the battle on Saturday and Sunday at Chattanooga as being decidedly vic-

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*See Halleck's report, Part I, p. 36.

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