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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., April 11, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Mil. Div. of the Mississippi, Nashville, Tenn.:

In dispatch of 8th April, 1864, to A. J. Smith, you direct his whole command to move up river. Do you include Mower's brigade? You promised furlough to three regiments of Mower's command. Again, you direct movement to be made via Fort Valley. I do not know any such place. Do you mean Fort Henry? I will have Smith's batteries and transportation ready as he comes up.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Huntsville, Ala., April 11, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Mil. Div. of the Mississippi, Nashville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: In pursuance to Special Orders, No. 24, paragraph V, dated April 11, 1864, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, I have the honor to make the following report:

The effective force of the department is 67,505, distributed as follows:

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, 17,763, situated on the line of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, between Stevenson and Huntsville.

The Sixteenth Army Corps, Major General S. A. Hurlbut commanding, 32,605, stationed as follows: Left Wing, Brigadier General G. M. Dodge, commanding, 10,944 strong, stationed between Decatur and Pulaski, Tenn. Cavalry Division, Brigadier-General Grierson commanding, 5,153 strong, in the vicinity of Memphis. The District of Memphis, Brigadier-General Buckland commanding, 7,208 strong. The balance of the corps are at Cairo, Columbus, Paducah, and on the Red River expedition.

The Seventeenth Army Corps,- - commanding, 10,104 strong, stationed at Vicksburg and Natchez, under command of Brigadier General J. McArthur. The remainder of the Seventeenth Army Corps are at home on veteran furlough, and will rendezvous at Cairo, under command of Generals M. M. Crocker and M. D. Leggett, Corps D'Afrique, Brigadier General J. P. Hawkins commanding, 7,017 strong, stationed at Vicksburg and Natchez.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Decatur, Ala., April 11, 1864.

Captain JOHNSON,

Acting Commissary of Subsistence, Decatur, Ala.:

CAPTAIN: In reply to your note of inquiry of yesterday I am directed by Brigadier-General Veatch to say that the troops which arrived at this place in his command consist as follows: Officers, 119; enlisted men, 2,500; aggregate, 2,619.

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

F. W. FOX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.