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emptory to send every man I could east from Corinth. I informed the General-in-Chief that you had made a call upon me to furnish one division more, but received no reply.

I am very glad, to say that I have so far recovered from my injuries as to be able to move about on crutches. It will probably be some time before I will entirely recover.

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

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 3, 1863-2.55 p.m.

Major FREDERICK E. PRIME,

Corps of Engrs., U. S. Army, 54 Wall Street, New York:

You are relieved from duty in the Department of the Tennessee, and will immediately report by telegraph to the chief engineer, who is now at the Revere House in Boston.

GEO. W. CULLUM,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 186. Memphis, Tenn., October 3, 1863.

I. The Second Division, Brig. General G. A. Smith commanding, will move at once by railroad to Corinth, and there await further orders.

II. The Fourth Division, Brig. General John M. Corse commanding, on its

arrival at this place, will proceed at once by railroad to Corinth,

and there await further orders.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman.

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. CAVALRY, 15TH ARMY CORPS,

No. 15. October 3, 1863.

Commanding officer Fifth Illinois Cavalry will detail immediately 1 officer and 40 men to proceed via Messinger's Ford to Birdsong's Ferry, thence to Harris', 1 mile from Hill's, thence to Clark's, and returning by Young's, where Colonel Geddes' headquarters are, reporting result of observation to him. Small parties of the enemy are prowling around in that neighborhood, and have killed several soldiers to-day. Capture them, if possible, and wherever any soldiers are stationed as guards at any house on the road, they will be made to report at once to their command.

E. F. WINSLOW,

Colonel and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Natchez, Miss., October 3, 1863.

Lieutenant ColonelW. T. CLARK,

Asst. Adjt. General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: Logan, the rebel colonel who commands the cottonburners in rear of Natchez, I am informed, is gathering his forces