War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0391 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Somerset, July 3, 1863.

Colonel A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you remain at Jamestown with your brigade and the Forty-fifth Ohio Volunteers until further orders. You will send as much of your transportation as possible after rations to this place. General Judah's force is engaged with the rebels at Burkesville. Can you learn whether rebel force was left on this side of river by high water, or whether it is the advance of their main body? Please answer.

Very respectfully,

L. A. GRATZ,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

GENERAL: You will move your division at 4 p. m. to-day, following General Welsh's division and Benjamin's battery via McCall's and Tribble's to Yound's, where the head of the column will halt, so that General Smith's division may come in at Young's from Oak Ridge Post-Office. Please prepare an approximate field return of your command. You will receive further instructions at Young's.

J. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 4, 1863.

Brigadier General THOMAS WELSH,

Commanding Division:

You will start with your command at 4 p. m. to-day, taking the head of the column and following the road by McCall's and Tribble's and halting the head of your column at Young's, so that General Smith with his division can come in from Oak Ridge Post-Office at Young's. You will please prepare an approximate field return of your command. Benjamin battery will follow your command. You will received further instructions at Young's.

J. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 4, 1863.

Major-General WASHBURN,

Commanding Haynes' Bluff:

GENERAL: On the Ninth Corps moving to the front with General Sherman, the commanding general desires that you will have Oak Ridge occupied by a picket guard of about one regiment and a section of artillery, with pickets well to the front.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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