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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 1. Murfreesborough, Tenn., January 4.1863.

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II. Brig. General J. G. Spears, with the forces under his command, is detached from General Mitchell's division, center, and will report with the force under his command to Brig. General J. S. Negley, and form a part of the division commanded by him.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

HENRY STONE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 4, 1863.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Your telegram of yesterday was twenty-four hours in reaching me. General Ripley will send horse equipments immediately from Pittsburgh. You, however, are authorized by the Secretary of War to purchase, if you deem necessary. Telegraph to Pittsburgh Arsenal and to General Ripley on the subject.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 4, 1863.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Do you hear anything about General Rosecrans' supplies? If re-enforcements should be sent to him, could they be supplied in the present condition of the Cumberland River?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 5, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Via Nashville, Tenn.:

Artillery will be immediately attended to. I have barely time to add my congratulations to you and your army on your success.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 5, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

via Nashville:

Lynchburg papers of the 1st of January report that a serious breach in the East Tennessee Railroad was made by our forces, who penetrated through Pound Gap, burning the bridge at Zollicoffer, near Bristol, and also that at Watauga, 9 miles beyond the bridge at Zollicoffer, and that it will take a considerable time to repair the damage.*

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*See December 20, 1862-January 5, 1863, Carter's raid into East Tennessee. Part I, p. 85.

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