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PART II.-VOL. XVII.
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN WEST TENNESSEE AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI FROM JUNE 10, 1862, TO JANUARY 20, 1863.*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Numbers 90. Corinth, Miss., June 10, 1862.
I. The order dividing the army near Corinth into right wing, center, left wing, and reserve is hereby revoked. Major-Generals Grant, Buell, and Pope will resume the command of their separate army corps,+ except the division of Major-General Thomas, which, till further orders, will be stationed in Corinth as a part of the Army of the Tennessee. General Thomas will resume the immediate command of his division on its arrival at Corinth, and Brigadier General T. W. Sherman will report to Major-General Buell for duty with the Army of the Ohio.
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By order of Major-General Halleck:
J. C. KELTON,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION,
Numbers 36. Chewalla, June 10, 1862.
Commanders of brigades and detachments will at once reduce the baggage of their commands to the minimum.
All officers' trunks, all surplus tents, and extra baggage of every kind, will immediately be deposited in the depot at Chewalla and from there will be sent to Pittsburg Landing and by boat to Cairo, there to await orders.
Hereafter 40 rounds of ammunition must be carried in the cartidgebox, two papers on the person of each soldier, and one box in each company wagon; also the ammunition wagon of each regiment to be full. The remainder on hand, together with surplus arms, will be deposited at the depot for conveyance to Corinth.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
J. H HAMMOND,
*Including operations against Vicksburg subsequent to July 27, 1862, and the Expedition against Arkansas Post, or Fort Hindman, Ark. January 4-17, 1863.
+The Armies of the Tennessee, of the Ohio, and of the Mississippi. See Series I Vol. X, Part II, pp. 138, 144.