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CORINTH, June 7, 1862.

(Received 4 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Deserters from the enemy report that Forts Pillow and Randolph were evacuated on the 31st ultimo, and that the Davis flotilla reached Memphis the next day, and found the town nearly abandoned and many buildings destroyed.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major- General, COmmandign.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 100.

Corinth, Miss., June 11, 1862.

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5. The divisions of Generqals Thomas, Davis, and Todd will, for the present, constitute the garrison of Corinth, under the command of Major-General Thomas.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistatn Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 63.

Near Danville, June 12, 1862.

The appointment of Colonel W. L. Elliott, Second Iowa Cavalry, and Colonel J. D. Morgan, Tenth Illinois, as brigadier-generals, having been communicated by the major- geenral commanding this department, they are anounced as such to this army, and will be obeyed and resepcted accordingly. Brigadier General J. D. Morgan will retian the command of his divisin. Brigadier General W. L. Elliott is assigned to duty as chief of staff to the major- general commanding the Army of the Mississippi, and all communication to these headquarters will be addressed to him.

By order of major-General Pope:

SPEED BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 102.

Corinth, Miss., June 12, 1862.

1. Leave of absence for sixty dys is hereby granted to Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, U. S. Volunteers, at the expiration of which he will report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders.

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By order of major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. TWENTY- FIFTH BRIGADE, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In Big. Creek Gap, East Tenn., June 12, 1862.

CHARLES O. JOLINE,

Assistatn Adjutant-General:

DEAR SIR: We are advancing as fast as we can, keeping up a continual fight with our pickets. It is said we have killed 2 of the enemy,