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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 44.

Vicksburg, Miss., October 15, 1864.

In obedience to Special Orders, Nos. 219 and 221, headquarters Department and Army of the Tennessee, the undersigned assumes command of the SIXTEENTH Army Corps, including the combined District of WEST Tennessee and Vicksburg. Report and returns will be rendered accordingly.

The corps staff will be hereafter announced.

The headquarters of the corps will be at this post till further orders.

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Memphis, Tenn., October 15, 1864 - 1 a. m.

Brigadier-General GRIERSON:

GENERAL: The inclosed telegram was received from Colonel Fappner at 12 o'clock to-night. I have been up to Fort Pickering; all is quiet. the general thinks you had better send a good scout out very early. Information received here to-night by way of Senatobia places Forrest back to Corinth. This seems reliable. I have sent a good spy to Corinth. I will go out to the lines in the morning; if anything else occurs I will let you know.

W. H. MORGAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

FORT PICKERING, October 14, 1864.

Major MORGAN:

Have our pickets some kind of signal rocket? the patrol reports to have seen signal and fire-ball ascend from the direction of the Hernando road outside of town and have seen it repeated several times toward the Horn Lake road. Some picket-firing has taken place.

I. G. KAPPNER.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF Vicksburg, Numbers 64.

Vicksburg, Miss., October 15, 1864.

Captain J. Warren Miller, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is announced on duty at these headquarters.

By command of Major General N. J. T. Dana:

F. W. FOX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHIP'S GAP, GA., October 16, 1864 - 4. 30 p. m.

(Received 1. 30 p. m. 17th.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I got the dispatch in cipher about providing me a place to come out on salt water, but the cipher is imperfect and I cannot make out whether Savannah or Mobile be the point preferred, but I also want to know if you are willing that I should destroy Atlanta and the railroad. Hood