War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0251 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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and corps, and any officer furnishing information in regard to the organization of the army to any unauthorized person will be deemed guilty of disobedience of orders, and punished accordingly.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to corps commanders.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Comdg. Fourteenth Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that the troops retain their present position in line until it is possible to effect a change without confusion. The troops heretofore composing the Twentieth Army Corps and the front covered by them will remain under the command of Major-General Sheridan; those of Twenty-first Corps and its front, of Major-General Palmer. Reports and returns and all current business will be transacted through brigade, division,and corps commanders, as assigned under the new organization.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major General G. Granger.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS:

The major-general commanding directs that the officers in charge of your details for fatigue duty on the works at this place be instructed to report to you the names of any officers who shall be guilty of neglect of duty, either by negligence in their work or delay in reporting their commands as ordered. He directs the immediate trial of such officers, or where you deem it expedient that their names and a description of their offenses be sent to these headquarters for dismissal.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major-General Granger.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS:

The general commanding directs your attention to the fact that soldiers are sent into town with orders from colonels and others to take possession of and demolish buildings to procure lumber and