morning rebels, 800 strong, with four pieces of artillery, were encamped at Cumberland Furnance, 15 miles back from Palmyra.
S. D. BRUCE,
Colonel, Commanding Post.
ROBT. B. MITCHELL,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,
No. 35. Cincinnati, Ohio, April 7, 1863.
The State of Illinois is hereby constituted a district of this department, to be known as the District of Illinois.
Brigadier General Jacob Ammen, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the District of Illinois, with headquarters at Springfield.
By command of Major-General Burnside:
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,
No. 159. Washington, April 7, 1863.
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II. Major General G. L. Hartsuff, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty on the general court-martial instituted by Paragraph VIII, of Special Orders, No. 152, current series, from this office, and will report in person without delay to Major-General Burnside, commanding Department of the Ohio, for duty.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WASHINGTON, April 8, 1863-11.35 a.m.
Your telegram of 5th, through War Department, has been received. I will be in Nashville in a few days, and will immediately thereafter meet you at any point that may be indicated, for the purpose of conferring with you fully and freely upon the subject and matter of your telegram. This, I think, will be more satisfactory to both. There has been nothing, there will be nothing desired by me but harmony and concert of action to put down this rebellion and restore to the people of Tennessee all their legal and constitutional rights; of this you know I have given assurance both in action and words.
Washington, D. C., April 8, 1863.
Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,
Two hundred carbines for the Thirty-ninth Indiana have been ordered to Governor Morton, as requested by you.
P. H. WATSON,
Assistant Secretary of War.