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Page 8 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.


HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Cairo, Ill., May 2, 1864.

Major General C. C. WASHBURN,

Commanding District of Memphis:

GENERAL: By telegraphic orders received from Major General H. W. Halleck, Chief of Staff, this day, I am relieved from all military command. No person has been designated to command the corps. Corps headquarters were ordered here under telegraphic communication from Major-General Sherman.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

CULPEPER COURT-HOUSE, May 2, 1864.

Major-General WASHBURN,

Memphis, Tenn.:

General Prince's command embraces all troops in the Department of the Tennessee north of New Madrid.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Same to Brigadier-General Prince, Cairo, Ill.)


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Memphis, Tenn., May 2, 1864.

Captain HARPER,

Commanding on Train:

I received a dispatch during the night from General Sturgis, in which he says he had information of a large force of Forrest's men near Oakland. If Colonel McMillen has not communicated with General Sturgis he will do so with the least possible delay wherever Sturgis may be. You will cause this dispatch to be sent at once to Colonel McMillen, who will act accordingly. From information I have there is a rebel force of 2,000 or more between Hatchie and Wolf Rivers. They must not escape. General Sturgis was much delayed by swollen streams. He probably camped last night about thirty miles from here.

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Memphis, Tenn., May 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General BRAYMAN,

Commanding District of Cairo:

GENERAL: I wrote you what my plans were some days ago. I have no official information that the force which I asked to be sent to Crump's Landing was sent; on the contrary I have a dispatch from General Sherman, dated Nashville, April 28, 11. 30 a. m.,* in which he says: "Don't calculate on a force moving inland from Tennessee River now, as we cannot spare it, but rely upon your own command. " I sent out my force on Saturday morning as I wrote you I should, but the

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*See Vol. XXXII, Part III, p. 527.

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