War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0432 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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the enemy has gone into Mississippi, leaving only small guerrilla parties in this district. Colonel Forrest had joined Richardson at Dyersburg and they both retreated southward on the approach of Colonel Hatch's forces. Two men they had conscripted near Dyersburg escaped from them about ten miles south of Bolivar on Friday last. I consider this information reliable, but will know more definitely about it when my scouts shall have returned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. WARING, Jr.,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 214.

Vicksburg, Miss., August 7, 1863.

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2. Captain John Hough, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to Brigadier General A. J. Smith, and will proceed without delay with him to his new command.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Vicksburg, Miss., August 7, 1863.

Major General U. S. GRANT,

U. S. Army, Commanding Army of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Miss.:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions received from you through Major-General Sherman, commanding late expeditionary army against Johnston, I have the honor to forward to you the names of the following officers for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general: Colonel Z. R. Bliss, Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers, captain Eighth U. S. Infantry; Colonel Hartranft, Fifty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; Colonel Griffin, Sixth New Hampshire Volunteers. There are but four general officers in the corps, exclusive of the commanding general and including one division now on detached duty in the Department of Virginia. I take pleasure in recommending the above-mentioned officers to your favorable notice for their soldierly qualities as well as for their gallant conduct whenever they have met the enemy.

John G. PARKE,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 297.

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 8, 1863.

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9. The Twentieth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, now at Camp Nelson, Ky., will report without delay to Brigadier-General Boyle, commanding District of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky.

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By order of Major-General Burnside:

R. H. I. GODDARD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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