In accordance with the orders received from Secretary Stanton, I issued General Orders 1 of the newly created Military Division of the Mississippi.
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Louisville, Ky., October 18, 1863.
In compliance with General Orders, No. 337, Adjutant-General’s Office, of date Washington, D. C., October 16, 1863, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, embracing the departments of the Ohio, of the Cumberland, and of the Tennessee.
The headquarters of the Military Division of the Mississippi will be in the field, where all reports and returns required by Army Regulations and existing orders will be made.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 9, p 296-97
O.R., I, xxx, part 4, 450-51