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is supplied with between five and six days' forage. The First Division General Davis) is rationed until the 29th August. Second Division (General Johnson) is rationed until about the 25th August. The Third Division (General Sheridan) is rationed to September 1. Accurate reports have not been received from the entire corps as yet, but this statement is believed to be correct. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. McD. McCOOK, Major-General, Commanding.

STEVENSON, August 14, 1863—11.20 a. m. Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff: I would not be much surprised if a large portion of Bragg's army was going to Atlanta. Up to the 5th of August three brigades had reached there, and engineers were actively engaged in surveying. They sent a man through the lines last night to tell me that there were 40,000 men at Knoxville. I have bagged him. They dread an attack via Rome, and have but little idea of an advance on Chattanooga. A cavalry demonstration at Guntersville and a cavalry reconnaissance opposite Chattanooga shortly afterward will probably find but few rebels there. I may have more positive information this evening.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

TULLAHOMA, August 14, 1863–1 p. m. Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff :
I have just returned Shall be at Manchester this afternoon.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,
Major-General, Commanding Twenty-first Army Corps.

WINCHESTER, August 14, 1863. Major-General CRITTENDEN,

Tullahoma.
General received your dispatch ; sends hearty greeting.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

MANCHESTER, August 14, 1863—12 m. Lieut. Col. C. GODDARD :

We are ready to move with eighteen days' rations and ten days' short forage. The sick of the Second Division have been sent to Nashville. Those of the First Division, 90 in number, are here awaiting transportation. Those of the Third Division are at McMinnville, as ordered. Does this order contemplate their removal also ?

JOHN M. PALMER, Major-General, Commanding Twenty-first Corps.

CINCINNATI, August 14, 1863. Major-General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson :
General Parke has just arrived. He is now here in the office.

W. P. ANDERSON,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP NELSON, KY., August 14, 1863. General PARKE:

Glad to hear of your arrival. Concentrate your force at this place, and shall leave orders for you. How are you?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, August 14, 1863. Major-General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson, Ky. : Arrived this morning. Colonel Bowen will go to Lexington this evening. Does General Potter's division come through Cincinnati, or will it go through Louisville ? General Ferrero is now in Louisville. The great scarcity of boats at Vicksburg has been much vexation. The strength of the corps is very materially weakened by the campaign. The sudden death of General Welsh is a very severe shock to us all.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

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CAMP NELSON, Ky., August 14, 1863. Major-General PARKE:

I have concluded to have the Ninth Corps all concentrated at Cincinnati. Please give orders accordingly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS, ) HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Camp Nelson, Ky.,
No. 2.

August 14, 1863. I. The general commanding calls upon all members of his command to remember that the present campaign takes them through a friendly territory, and that humanity and the best interests of the service require that the peaceable inhabitants be treated with kindness, and that every protection be given by the soldiers to them and to their property:

II. Officers will enforce the strictest discipline to prevent straggling, any ill treatment to citizens, depredations, or willful destruction of private property, and each oflicer will be held strictly responsible for offenses of such nature committed by men under his command.

III. No prisoners will be liberated on parole, but will be conducted under guard to the authorities appointed to receive them.

IV. It must also be distinctly understood that this war is conducted for national objects, and that any desire which may exist on the part of soldiers to avenge their private wrongs must yield to a proper observance of the well-established usages of civilized warfare.

V. Prisoners of war, particularly the wounded, will be treated with every consideration consistent with their safe-keeping, and any ill treatment or insults offered to them will be severely punished.

VI. Whenever regimental evening dress parades are held, it shall be the duty of the commanding officer to see that the chaplain, or some proper person in his absence, holds some short religious service, such as the reading of a portion of the Scriptures, with appropriate prayers for the protection and assistance of Divine Providence. By order of Major-General Burnside :

LEWIS RICHMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS, } camp Nelson, Ky., August 14, 1863:

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, 3. The commanding general welcomes back to the department the veterans of the Ninth Corps. The inscriptions, “Vicksburg” and “ Jackson,” they bring with them on their banners, bear testimony to their valor and to the faithfulness with which they have fulfilled their mission and sustained the high reputation of a name already prominent in the annals of patriotism. By command of Major-General Burnside :

LEWIS RICHMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp on Big Black, August 15, 1863. Major-General GRANT, Commanding Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg:

, DEAR GENERAL: I had the satisfaction to receive, last night, the appointment as brigadier-general in the Regular Army, with a letter from General Halleck, very friendly and complimentary in its terms. I know that I owe this to your favor, and beg to acknowledge it, and to add that I value the commission far less than the fact that this will associate my name with yours and McPherson's in opening the Mississippi, an achievement the importance of which cannot be overestimated. I beg to assure you of my deep personal attachment, and to express the hope that the chances of war will leave me to serve near and under you till the dawn of that peace for which we are contending, with the only purpose that it be honorable and lasting. With great respect,

W. T. SHERMAN, Major-General of Volunteers.

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II. The Third Brigade, commanded by Col. A. K. Johnson, will embark for Natchez, Miss., to-day at 12 m., with camp and garrison

, equipage. Capt. A. G. Burr, assistant quartermaster, will ascertain and report to Colonel Johnson the names of the boats for transporting his brigade.

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By order of Brig. Gen. M. M. Crocker:

W. H. F. RANDALL, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF COLUMBUS, 16TH ARMY CORPS,

Columbus, August 15, 1863. Lieut. Col. HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Sixteenth Army Corps COLONEL : I beg to report that Special Orders, No. 212, dated headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, Miss., August 5, 1863, was received yesterday, with the orders of the general commanding corps, dated Memphis, Tenn., August 12, 1863, and that I have accordingly turned over the command of the District of Columbus to Brig. Gen. A. J. Smith, as per inclosed copy of General Orders, No. 53. I will consider it my pleasant duty to give General Smith all the assistance asked for, and inclose a copy of my communication of date to him.* Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

ASBOTH, Brigadier-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 6TH Div., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
No. 53.

Columbus, August 14, 1863. Having been relieved by Brig. Gen. A. J. Smith of command of the District of Columbus, by Special Orders, No. 212, dated headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, August 5, 1863, I hereby take leave of the officers and soldiers whom I have had the honor to command, and the loyal citizens of those parts of Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee comprised in this district.

ASBOTH, Brigadier-General.

WINCHESTER, TENN., August 15, 1863—11.40 p. m.

(Received 2.10 a. m., 17th.) ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

First Brigade Cavalry in communication with General Sheridan to-day at Stevenson. The rest of the division occupy and guard the

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line of the river. The rebels burned the bridge at Bridgeport last night. They are guarding all the fords. Movement of my main force was delayed last week by want of cars. It begins to-morrow morning

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Washington, August 15, 1863. General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Winchester, Tenn.. Telegram received. One thousand sets of horse equipments will be sent to Captain Townsend, Nashville, from Pittsburg and 1,000 from St. Louis. Please direct Captain Porter, ordnance officer, to have all the unserviceable horse equipments repaired where most convenient.

J. W. RIPLEY, Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBEPLAND,

August 15, 1863-11 a. m. Col. W. P. INNES :

You have done wrong in interfering with our operations. Hereafter all facilities you desire in telegraphing should be made known to these headquarters. All control of operations is confided to the chief, Captain Van Duzer.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, August 15, 1863—10.20 a. m. Lieut. GEORGE BURROUGHS,

U.S. Engineers : The railroad bridge across the Cumberland River is obstructed by reason of repairs. I have an order from Brigadier-General Granger to put the bridge up immediately. Lieutenant Irvin will now return the barge he took. Can you not get an order from General Rosecrans for another barge, as the river is now too low to get the one from Carthage? There are barges now in port which could be used. I have the pontoon wagons ready. Lieutenant Webb sent saddle by express.

JAMES R. WILLETT. Lieutenant, Commanding Engineer Detachment.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
No. 199.

Winchester, Tenn., August 15, 1863. I. It is the earnest desire of the general commanding that all peaceful as well as loyal citizens of Tennessee should receive all possible protection to person and property ; that they should resume the exercise of their political and civil rights under the Constitution of Tennessee and of the United States,

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