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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 2 (Forrest's Expedition)
Page 654 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

General Ransom should be put in command of the active forces in Southwestern Virginia, and under my orders. The brigade of Buckner's division now at Dalton should be sent to the division at once. With this force I think that the move could be begun with safety and re-enforced as circumstances might require. At all events it seems as safe as doing nothing.

I remain, general, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

CONFIDENTIAL.] HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

February 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel A. H. COLE,

Inspector Fire Transportation, Richmond:

COLONEL: I am desirous of ascertaining how many horses, mules, saddles, and bridles can be obtained and delivered to General Longstreet's command by the 1st of March for the purpose of mounting an infantry force; the animals and equipments to be returned when the proposed expedition is accomplished. I think the information can be obtained and the purpose kept secret.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

DALTON, February 2, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Richmond:

On January 27 I asked authority to procure by purchase or impressment 7,000 or 8,000 pairs of shoes reported to be in towns in Georgia. Will it be given?

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 2, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Meridian:

So much of my cavalry is in East Tennessee that I am unable to detach to your help.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS HINDMAN'S CORPS,


Dalton, Ga., February 2, 1864.


Numbers 17.

Putting men on extra guard duty as a punishment is prohibited. Standing guard is the most honorable duty of a soldier, except fighting, and must not be degraded.

By command of Major-General Hindman:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


Page 654 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 2 (Forrest's Expedition)
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