War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0400 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., November 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

A. A. G., Hdqrs. Mil. Div. of West Miss., New Orleans, La.:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith, copy of telegram, dated headquarters Army of the Tennessee, October 27, announcing my assignment by the President, in General Orders, to the command of the Sixteenth Army Corps. I feel impressed with the importance of being in Memphis, particularly in the present juncture, but feel obliged to await the orders of the major-general commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, before proceeding there. Please lay this before the major-general.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

October 27, 1864. (Received 30th.)

Major-General DANA,

Memphis and Vicksburg:

You are assigned to the command of the Sixteenth Army Corps by order of the President, in General Orders, Numbers 275, current series, Adjutant-General's Office.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 117.

Vicksburg, Miss., November 2, 1864.

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II. Major General A. J. Smith, commanding Right Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, will immediately send forward the detachments, serving in the Right Wing, of the Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteers, Eighty-first Illinois Volunteers, Ninety-fifth Illinois Volunteers, Thirty-third Wisconsin Volunteers, via Louisville and Nashville, to join their corps (Seventeenth Army Corps) in the field. The quartermaster's department will furnish necessary transportation.

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

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 2, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

(Via Saint Louis, Mo.)

I cannot designate the route for Smith's march. All I can say is, send him by the shortest in time. It is exceedingly important the he should re-enforce General Thomas as speedily as possible. The first that reach the transports should go at once to Paducah and await their trains there.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.