SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 134.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE,
Near Vicksburg, Miss., May 19, 1863 -11.16 a.m.
Army corps commanders will push forward carefully, and gain as close position as possible to the enemy's works until 2 p.m. At that hour they will fire three volleys of artillery from all the pieces in position. This will be the signal for a general charge of all the corps along the whole line.
When the works are carried, guards will be placed by all division commanders, to prevent their men from straggling from their companies.
By order of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant:
JNO. A. RAWLINS,
SOURCES: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 24, Part 3 (Serial No. 38), p. 329; John Y. Simon, Editor, The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Vol. 8: April 1 – July 6, 1863, p. 237