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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington 29, 1863-4 p.m.

Major-General GRANT,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

General Banks has made a requisition on the Quartermaster's Department for 600 wagons and teams. The wagons and harness will be sent from Philadelphia. Send all the teams you can spare, and General Allen will replace them as soon as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 29, 1863-11 a.m.

Major-General GRANT,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

The enemy seems to have concentrated upon General Rosecrans all his available forces from every direction. To meet him it is necessary that all the forces that can be spared in your department be sent to General Rosecrans' assistance. He wishes them sent by Tuscumbia, Decatur, and Athens. As this requires the opening and running of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad east of Corinth, an able commander, like Sherman or McPherson, should be selected. As soon as your health will permit, I think you should go to Memphis and take the direction of this movement. Should Bragg move by Rome into Northern Alabama to turn Rosecrans' right, your forces on that line may require all your assistance. Longstreet's corps, I believe, is the only one withdrawn from Lee's army, but almost everything has been taken from other places.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Board Steamer Luminary, September 29, 1863.

Colonel OLIVER,

Commanding Second Brigade:

You will at once embark your command as follows: One hundred and thirty-seven men Sixth Iowa and transportation, One hundred and Third Illinois and transportation, Fortieth Illinois and transportation on steamer Diana; Forty-sixth Ohio and transportation and Company I, First Illinois Light Artillery, and transportation, on board steamer Groesbeck; the Fifteenth Michigan and transportation on board steamer Lancaster.

As soon as your command is embarked you will proceed without delay to Griffith's Landing, where you will proceed with your transportation to haul fuel to the bank of the river and there remain until the rest of the command arrives.

By order of Brigadier General John M. Corse:

E. B. HARLAN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.