WASHINGTON, D. C., September 25, 1863-11.55 a.m.
Major-General POPE, Milwaukee:
Report where the regiments ordered to Saint Louis and the battery of heavy artillery are. Report their movements. The War Department requires this information.
H. W. HALLECK,
MILWAUKEE, September 25, 1863. [Received 9.30 a.m.]
The infantry regiments are at Saint Paul. The battery is under orders to leave for Louisville to-morrow.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Vicksburg, Miss., September 26, 1863.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Comdg. 15th A. C., Black River:
GENERAL: Dispatches from General Halleck, of date the 13th instant, show that the forces from here are to move via Corinth and Tuscumbia to co-operate with Rosecrans. You will therefore hold two of the remaining divisions of your corps in readiness to move to this place for embarkation to Memphis on receipt of notice that transportation is provided. You will go in command. The division you leave will report to General McPherson in place of Smith's division of his corps, which will accompany you.
You will take no cavalry.
By order of Major General U. S. Grant:
JNumbers A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, Vicksburg, Miss., September 26, 1863.
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Department of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: I can have ready for the embarkation of troops by tomorrow the following:
Steamers Men Animals Wagons
Luminary 1,000 250 30
J. C. Swan 1,000 250 30
Ed. Walsh 1,000 250 30
Ohio Belle 700 175 15
City of Pekin 600 150 10
Baltic 1,000 200 20
Adams 1,000 200 20
Progress 600 100 10
Diana 1,000 200 20
War Eagle 800 200 25
Poland 300 135 10
Commercial 500 140 15
Sir William Wallace 400 140 15
Lancaster 350 80 8
Norman 300 140 10
Total 10,550 2,610 268