War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0258 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA, & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 20, 1862.

Colonel ALFRED W. ELLET,

Commanding Ram Fleet, opposite Memphis:

I rwegret that your brothe's illness deprives the Government of his skillful and gallant services, but have confidnece that you will supply his place better than anyone else. You will observe that by his instructions the Ram Fleet was placed under the geenral command of the commander of the gu- boat squadron. The President deisire you to consider yourslf in the same positin, believing that co- operative action will be more likely to produce good results than indeparndent action, and that the commander of the gun- boats should have chief command. I shall be glad to have full and frequent reports from yuou.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDER,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISISSIPPI, Numbers 115.

Corinth, Miss., June 20, 1862.

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4. Brigadier-Geenrl Sullivan is assigned to duty in the Army of the Mississippi, and will report to Brigadier-General Rosecrans, commanding, for orders.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CAIRO, June 21, 1862.

(Received 12 m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

S3ecretary of War:

Colonel Charles Ellet, Jr., died at this place this a. m. at 4 o; 'clock on his way to my house at New Albany to recruit his health to enable him to rejoin his fleet. The ocmmand will devolve upon Lieutenant Colonel Alfred W. Ellet, a good officer, The fleet started south from mem phis the 19th.

JAMES BROOKS,

Quartermaster U. S . Ram Fleet.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 73.

June 22, 1862.

Brigadier0-General Sullivan having reported for duty to htese headquarters, is assigned to duty with the Left WI ng, and will report to BrigadierGeneral Hamilton.

By order of GeenrL Rosecrans:

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

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