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MEMPHIS, October 19, 1863.

Colonel LOOMIS,

Sixth Illinois Cavalry, Germantown:

If you have not sent out a battalion south, do so immediately, as an outpost in accordance with former instructions.

By order of ColonelEdward Hatch, commanding division:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, October 19, 1863.

Commanding Officer Seventh Illinois Cavalry, Collierville:

If you have not thrown out a battalion to Quinn and Jackson's Mill, do so immediately, as an outpost in accordance with former instructions.

By order of ColonelEdward Hatch, commanding division:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 19, 1863.

Commanding Officer Detachment Seventh Kansas Cavalry, La Grange, Tenn.,(care of Brigadier-General Sweeny):

Proceed with your command and rejoin the regiment at Corinth.

E. HATCH,

Colonel, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Louisville, Ky., October 19, 1863.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee, Iuka, Miss.:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of the 14th instant, by Lieutenant Dunn, is received. Inclosed here with find General Orders, No. 2, from these headquarters, assigning you to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee; also copy of dispatch* of this date from the General-in-Chief, relating to the movements of troops by General Schofield, and the return of those not required by General Steele to hold Arkansas, to re-enforce your column. The command of the entire forces of the Department of the Tennessee being now in you, you will make such disposition of them as to increase to the greatest possible strength your moving column, and at the same time secure your communications to your base of supplies. Communicate with General Steele and urge the necessity of his sending you the division of Kumball's, of the Sixteenth Army Corps, and with it, when it arrives, relieve one of the divisions of that corps now maintaining the

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*See p.470.

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