War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0035 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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CHATTANOOGA, November 3, 1863-10 p.m. [Received 4th.]

General BURNSIDE:

If you have any steamers I think you had better protect the pilot and engines from sharpshooters by casemating with oak plank, and send them down here.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, November 3, 1863. [Received 4th.]

General BURNSIDE, Knoxville:

What condition is your cavalry in for making a raid on railroads east of Atlanta? Have you the right sort of commander of cavalry for such an expedition? Should you require a cavalry commander of daring, judgment, and military experience, I can send you such if General W. S. Smith returns as I expect, or if Colonel Wilson is promoted as recommended.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

No. 68. November 3, 1863.

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2. For the purpose of promoting a greater efficiency the following temporary organization of a portion of the mounted forces of this army is announced, to be known as the Cavalry Corps, and will be under the command of Brigadier-General Shackelford:

First Division, Brig. Gen. W. P. Sanders commanding: First Brigade, Colonel Wolford; Second Brigade, Colonel Byrd; Third Brigade, Colonel Pennebaker.

Second Division, Colonel Carter commanding: First Brigade, Colonel Garrard; Second Brigade, Colonel Foster.

Official returns and reports will be forwarded to headquarters Twenty-third Army Corps, but orders for military movements will be received directly from these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Burnside:

EDWARD M. NEILL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, November 3, 1863.

Brigadier-General SANDERS,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

Inclosed I send you a dispatch from General White showing the effect of your movement on rebels in Loudon. There is nothing new here.

Yours, respectfully,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.