War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0429 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Second indorsement.]

Captain W. E. MERRILL,

Engineer Office:

CAPTAIN: The general commanding directs that map be sent to General Whitaker at once.

Respectfully,

C. R. THOMPSON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 209.

Vicksburg, Miss., August 2, 1863.

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4. The Second Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers is hereby temporarily assigned to the Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General James B. McPherson commanding, and will report accordingly.

5. The Third and Fourth Regiments Iowa Cavalry and the Fifth Illinois Cavalry are hereby temporarily assigned to the Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General W. T. Sherman commanding, and will report accordingly.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

Stevenson, August 3, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Sent guard this morning to Widow's Creek and saw-mill. I have just returned from Caperton's Ferry. Rebel pickets on opposite side, Third Confederate. Established outpost there of ten men; should be stronger but have not force to spare. Cavalry could be sent to advantage toward Larkinsville to aid in organizing loyal home guards. Received a dispatch from that neighborhood this morning.

W. H. LYTLE,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

Stevenson, August 3, 1863.

Colonel THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Following, by courier from Colonel Bradley, just received. A private of the Seventeenth Indiana, late a prisoner of war at Chattanooga, entered my lines this morning, having escaped from prison in Chattanooga yesterday a. m. He crossed the river at Kelley's. Reports about 20,000 men around Chattanooga, and that the enemy have no bridge laid, but have pontoons tied to shore. They are throwing up heavy works on the east and north, but have no defenses on this side. He reports also that two Mississippi regiments mutinied and stacked their arms three days since. All quiet in this neighborhood-Bridgeport.

W. H. LYTLE,

Brigadier-General.

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