War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0237 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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He will carry in his wagons only ten days' rations and necessary cooking utensils, so the wagons may afford incidental carriage to the weary and foot-sore.

The chief quartermaster, Colonel Smith, will make arrangements to have transported to Corinth the baggage of the Fourth Division by railroad.

2. On arrival at Corinth, General Corse will receive new orders, but in the event of any accident he will close up on the rear of the corps wherever it may be.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA GRANGE, October 10, 1863.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Memphis:

Whole division here, wagon train and all. General Sweeny thinks he can drive than rebel force away to-morrow, with the assistance of Spooner's brigade to garrison La Grange. We can go on to Corinth with the other two brigades and return the cars. Please have General Hurlbut send copy of any of your orders to me to General Sweeny that effect him.

MORGAN L. SMITH,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

CORINTH, October 10, 1863.

Major-General SHERMAN:

There is but one day's rations of forage here, and General Carr refuses to issue to my command.

FRANK P. BLAIR, Jr.

Major-General.

LA GRANGE, October 10, 1863.

General SHERMAN:

General Smith has just left here. I sent your order as per telegram to him immediately. General Smith was not detained here by any authority or request from these headquarters.

Respectfully,

T. W. SWEENY,

Brigadier-General.

CORINTH, October 10, 1863.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Memphis:

General Osterhaus encamped at Iuka at 4 p.m. to-day; he reports the enemy burning all the bridges and trestle-work east of that place. The First Brigade, Second Division, arrived here to-night and will