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HDQRS TWENTY- FIFTH BRIGADE, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Camp Pine Knot, May 25, 1862.

Captain CHARLES O. JOKINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

DEAR SIR: Your dispatches of 23rd and 24th instnt have been received from headquarters. Nothing new has occurred since our last dispatch to you. The enemy's pickets are still in the vicinity of Big Creek Gap, as reported by our scoutz, and to- day we have sent 300 infantry and 20 cavalry as a reconnoitering party, and scouts also, to fully reconnoiter and find the precise locality and numbers of the enemy. The result of their expediton will be communicated when reported.

Veryrespectfully,

JAMES G. SPEARS,

Brigadier G en., Commanding Twenty- fifth Brigade, U. S . Army.

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SPECIAL

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, FIELD ORDERS,

Camp on Corinth Road, miss., Numbers 75.

May 26, 1862.

1. Captain Philip H. Sheridan, haviang received the appointment of colonel of the Second Michigan Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty at deaprtmen headuqarters.

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By order of Major- General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 65.

In Camp, [May 29, 1862.]

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III. Brigadier General M. D. Manson is assigned to command of Twenty= second Brigade, and will report immediately to General Nelson, commanding Fourth Division, for duty.

IV. Colonel Grose, Theirty- sixth Indiana Volunteers, is assignedto the temporary command of the [Nineteenth] Brigade (Hazen's) and will report to General Nelson for instructions.

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By command of Major- General Buell:

A. F. ROCKWELL,

Aide-de- Campp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HALLECK'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 2, 1862 - 8 a. m. (Received 6 p. m.)

Honorable T. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

It is the unanimous report that no troops left Corinth till the 29th. We have abundant evidence that the evacuation was a hurried one. Beauregard was there on the 29th, and had not been to Virginia. Copies of orders issued by him during the evacuation have been found. His troop were to move on to Okolona, Ripley, and Holly Springs. The destruction of the railroad at Booneville may have partially changed the programme. The main body of the enemy is retreating slowly south through a swampy country, destroying the road and