War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0270 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY of the MISSISIPPI,

Tuscumbia, Ala., August 8, 1862.

Brigadier- General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Mississippi:

Letter forwarded by train to- day from Lieutenant-Clonel Bradley, commanding at Decatur. Guerrillas are very active upon that portion of the raod. Train came in this morning from Decatur; reported all quiet. Train went east at 1 o'clock with some fifty convalescents of General Thomas' command. A guard was sent with them. I am in hopes to forward the blance to- morrow. There has been over 600 of them. Reports to Colonel Mizner to- day represent that cavalry of his command scouted towithin threemiles of Russellvialle yesteday, and one man went into town who reported no force tehre. Those reported near there hertofore (except three companies which still remain) have part ofthem gone east and part toward Buzzard Roost. General Mitchell's command arrived at Iuka to- day.

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 129.

Huntsville, Ala., August 10, 1862.

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III. Brigadier General J. W. Sill is relieved from the command of the Ninth Brigade and assigned to the command of the Fourth Brigade.

IV. Brigadier General A. Willich is assigned to the command of the SIxth Brigade.

By command of Major-General Buell:

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-Geenal.

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HDARS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY of the MISSISSIPPI,

Tuscumbia, Ala., August 11, 1862.

Brigadier- General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Mississippi:

All quiet along our whole line during the past twenty- four hours. Train in from the east. No detention of obstruction on the road. Colonel Roberts has taken command of the First Birgade. He has taken hold with his usual energy. A small party of infantry was sent out last night in hopes to arrest Mr. Winston, who is supposed to have murdered a man of the Tenth Michigan. Were unsuccessful. He has no doubt gone south. His plantation is in our possession, and overseer under arrest.

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OFT HE MISSISIPPI, Numbers 107.

August 12, 1862.

In addition to the duties of inspector- generl, Lieutenant Colonel H. G. Kennett will act as chief of staff until further orders.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Brigadier-General, U. S . Army, Commanding.

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