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Page 7 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 1, 1864.

Major General D. E. COON,

Collierville, Tenn.:

You will sent 100 men of the Sixth Illinois Cavalry, to start at early daylight to-morrow morning, south by the way of Olive Branch, toward Hernando, going as far as that point if practicable, sweeping round to Memphis. Send a good officer in command to obtain all possible information of the whereabouts and movements of the enemy, reporting promptly by courier if any force should be met.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 1, 1864.

Colonel J. K. MIZNER,

La Grange, Tenn.:

You will leave the First Alabama at Corinth, the Sixth Tennessee at Saulsbury, and select a good camping-ground for the rest of your brigade at La Grange. Trains have been ordered and will report to you for the purpose of making the changes. You will move the camp and garrison equipage of the Third Michigan, Third Illinois, and Seventh Kansas to La Grange.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN.,

January 1, 1864.

Major C. W. WHITSIT,

Germantown:

Withdraw the force at Olive Branch this evening, sending me any information they may have obtained.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,


Numbers 1.
Scottsborough, Ala., January 1, 1864.

The following changes and additions are hereby made on the staff of the major-general commanding, and will be respected accordingly:

I. Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Hammond, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from active duty in the assistant adjutant-general's office, but will continue on duty as chief of staff.

II. Major Robert R. Townes, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty as judge-advocate, and assigned to active duty in the assistant adjutant-general's office. All reports, returns, &c., required by existing orders and regulations, will in future be addressed to him.

III. Major Loyd Wheaton, Eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, is hereby announced as senior aide-de-camp in the field, acting judge-advocate, and provost-marshal.

IV. Surg. Edward O. F. Roler, Fifty-fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry, is hereby announced as medical inspector.

By command of Major General John A. Logan:

R. R. TOWNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


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