War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0290 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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256 Main street; Fuld, Brother & Company, 217 Main street; Loeb & Company, 251 Main street; S. & L. S. Hellman, 275 Main street; H. Newmark, 317 Main street; G. F. Morris & Company, 332 Main street; Mass & Company,

21 Shelby street; Stow & Schapsky, Gayoso House; L. Mayer & Company, 23 Front Row; Krouse & Company, 24 Front Row.

Military clothing, shoulder-straps, &c., not made according to the provisions of, and in strict conformity with, Article LI, Revised Army Regulations, will not be permitted to be offered for sale within this command.

The attention of merchants and of all commanders is called to General Orders, Numbers 36, dated March 24, 1863, from these headquarters.

By order of Maj. General S. A. Hurlbut:

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., November 30, 1863.

Brig. General T. KILBY SMITH,

Commanding First Brigade, Fourth Division:

GENERAL: Information brought us by citizens and scouts goes to show that quite a force of rebel cavalry is concentrating in the southern part of the State, possibly with a view of making a dash on Natchez.

If you have not already left Natchez with your command, you can suspend the movement for the present until the designs of the enemy can be ascertained.

Send out scouts and post yourself thoroughly on the position and strength of the enemy in your vicinity.

The force you have is deemed sufficient to repel any attack the enemy may make on you, and I do not really apprehend an attack on the place as long as your brigade remains.

Keep me advised fully in regard to matters along the river as well as inland.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

Abstract from returns of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Maj. General Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of November, 1863.*

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

General headquarters 17

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17

Department of the Cumberland 4,441 80,880 100,349

Department of the Ohio 1,938 36,090 45,048

Department of the Tennessee 4,168 73,014 94,912

Total 10,564 189,984 240,326

Total according to Grant's 10,647 186,385 235,228

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Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy. Field.

present and

absent.

General headquarters 17

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Department of the Cumberland 157,398 42 280

Department of the Ohio 64,231 22 205

Department of the Tennessee 131,649 74 208

Total 353,295 138 693

Total according to Grant's 344,135 118 650

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*Compiled from subordinate returns.

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