War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0450 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 259.

Vicksburg, Miss., September 21, 1863.

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3. Brigadier General J. M. Tuttle, U. S. Volunteers, will relieve Brigadier General A. Asboth, U. S. Volunteers, in the command of the Third Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee. Brigadier-General Asboth will report in person to these headquarters for orders.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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BRIDGEPORT, September 22, 1863.

General MORGAN:

Have received the following telegram from Chattanooga.* Have ordered all troops except small picket force from the other side on to the island. Am taking up bridge. Hear of no enemy in any direction. Have telegraphed General Rosecrans for permission to mount extra cavalry horses here with infantry to patrol. Will send another ammunition train to-day.

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 260.

Vicksburg, Miss., September 22, 1863.

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9. Brigadier General J. M. Thayer, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty on return from leave of absence, will proceed immediately and without delay to the headquarters of the expedition against Little Rock, Ark., and report to Major-General Steele, commanding, for assignment to duty. He will take with him his personal staff, including his assistant adjutant-general. * * *

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 261.

Vicksburg, Miss., September 23, 1863.

1. Brigadier General A. Asboth, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed immediately and without delay, taking with him his personal staff, to the Department of the Gulf, and report in person to Major General N. P. Banks, commanding, for assignment to duty in the Thirteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee.

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9. Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan, U. S. Volunteers, on his own application, and for honorable reasons, is hereby relieved from duty in this department, and will proceed, taking with him his personal staff,

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*See Rosecrans to Commanding Officer, Bridgeport, Ala., VOL. XXX, Part I, p. 159.

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