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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 3 (Forrest's Expedition)
Page 756 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 50. Dalton, Ga., April 7, 1864.

I. Major General Howell Cobb, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from duty in this department, and will proceed to the command assigned him by the Secretary of War.

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By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., April 7, 1864.

General J. LONGSTREET, Bristol, Tenn.:

GENERAL: The President directs that you move with that part of your corps proper now in the Department of East Tennessee (that is, McLaw's and Field's divisions, and one battalion of artillery, that lately commanded by Colonel Alexander) to Charlottesville, Va. Arrived there, you will report to General R. E. Lee. The infantry should first move by rail. If the means of transportation will permit, the artillery, its carriages, harness, &c., will go in the same manner; otherwise, it will march. Should the artillery go by rail, the artillery horses will be sent the dirt road. Only such field transportation will be taken as is allowed for a campaign in the Army of Northern Virginia. Please see General Lee's special orders, indorsed. The excess in the Department of East Tennessee above that amount will be promptly put in motion for the gap in the Piedmont Railroad, between Danville, Va., and Greensborough, N. C., to assist in providing necessary subsistence supplies for both your own corps and the troops who remain with General Buckner in the Department of East Tennessee.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

DUBLIN, April 7, 1864.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,

Bristol, Tenn.:

There is no grass, but it is impossible to resist you. Send the horses. Can't you send back one of my brigades now with you?

JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Bristol, April 7, 1864.

Brigadier General JOHN S. WILLIAMS,

(Care Major-General Breckinridge), Dublin, Va.:

The following dispatch is just received:

Brigadier General John S. Williams, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from duty with Department of East Tennessee, and will proceed to Georgia and report to General J. E. Johnston, commanding, &c., for assignment to the brigade of Kentucky cavalry commanded by Colonel J. W. Grigsby, of the Sixth Kentucky Cavalry.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General.


Page 756 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 3 (Forrest's Expedition)
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