object of this order-the just and importial award, to the most deserving, of the medal of honor.
By order of Major General James B. McPherson:
W. T. CLARK,
[30.] Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Chattanooga, October 2, 1863-3.15 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel G. P. THURSTON,
Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Twentieth Army Corps:
COLONEL: I have the honor to inform the general commanding that the rebels are erecting battery to the left of the battery which they put up the other day. It is on the spur of the mountain running eastward and on the first point next to Lookout Mountain. They have been showing themselves with more activity on the extreme right than they have done for some days past. This, as well as the movement of the troops to the right, may have been caused by my replacing my advanced brigace this morning by a fresh one.
I am, sir, very respectfully, yoru obedient servant,
P. H. SHERIDAN,
[30.] Major-General, Commanding.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 271.
Vicksburg, Miss., October 3, 1863.
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8. Brigadier General Hugh T. Reid, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to Major General S. A. Hurlbut, commanding Sixteenth Army Corps, for assignment to command of post at Cairo, Ill.
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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:
John A. RAWLINS,
[30.] Brigadier-General and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 38.
October 4, 1863.
1. The authority granted Colonel Charles J. McKinney in paragraph 1, Special Field Orders, Numbers 25, to raise a regiment for the National Guard of East Tennessee, from Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tenn., is hereby transferred to Mr. Wilson W. Willis. The regiment will be composed of ten companies, and they will be organized in accordance with the provisious of General Field Orders, Numbers 10, from these headquarters.
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By command of Major-General Burnside:
R. H. I. GODDARD,
[30.] Captain and Aide-de-Camp. Actg. Asst. Adjt. General