War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0360 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., June 4, 1863.

General SHERIDAN:

Your communications is received. General McCook does not think it necessary that your brigade shall remain any longer on the Middleton road, and directs that your order in to camp. We have no further information as to affairs at Franklin than we sent you last night. General Carlin reports all quiet on the ridge on the Shelbyville pike.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 151.

Near Vicksburg, Miss., June 5, 1863.

6. The Sixty-third Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Colonel McCown commanding, now in Major-General Logan's division, Seventeenth Army Corps, will proceed immediately and without delay to commanding. Land transportation, camp and garrison equipage, will be taken. Immediately upon the arrival of the Sixty-third Illinois Volunteers, the Twenty-third Iowa Volunteers will proceed to join their proper brigade in the Thirteenth Army Corps. The quartermaster's department will furnish necessary transportation by river.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 155.

Near Vicksburg, Miss., June 9, 1863.

4. The Second Regiment Illinois Cavalry Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Bush, commanding will report immediately and without delay to Brigadier General P. J. Osterhaus at the Big Black River railroad bridge.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., ARMY OF CENTRAL Kentucky,

Somerset, June 9, 1863.

Colonel A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

COLONEL: The general directs that, if it becomes necessary, you will fall back until you come up to the Ohio hundred and third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which crossed the river this evening at Waitsborough, with instructions to communicate with you and to render you assistance. They have one section of the Wilder Battery with them. If you think it advisable fall back on this side of the river. Let us know at once what you are doing.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. A. GRATZ,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.