War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0864 KY.,SW.V., TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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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.



MILWAUKEE, September 25, 1863. [Received 9.30 a.m.]

Major-General HALLECK:

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.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

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