Issued General Orders No. 50, “In compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 35, from general headquarters, the undersigned takes command of the Army of the Tennessee, including the reserve, under Major General J. A. McClernand.
All reports of the right wing and the reserve will be consolidated at the headquarters of each respectively, and forwarded to these headquarters. All orders heretofore in force will continue so until otherwise directed.”
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 104
O.R., I, x, part 2, 154