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GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 68. Washington, February 22, 1864.

PUBLIC RESOLUTION, No. 12.-JOINT RESOLUTION tendering the thanks of Congress to Major General W. T. Sherman.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress and of the people of the United States are due, and that the same are hereby tendered, to Major General W. T. Sherman, commander of the Department and Army of the Tennessee, and the officers and soldiers who served under him, for their gallant and arduous services in marching to the relief of the Army of the Cumberland, and for their gallantry and heroism in the battle of Chattanooga, which contributed in a great degree to the success of our arms in that glorious victory.

Approved February 19, 1864.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 190.

Reports of Captain Ocran H. Howard, Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Tennessee.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

Memphis, Tennessee, January 21, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to transmit the following copies of messages sent and received by me at the battle of Chattanooga:

(Sent.)

General GRANT,

Chattanooga:

Howard's corps should unite with mine along the railroad toward Tunnel Hill. A deep ravine still exists between my hill and that occupied by the enemy.

SHERMAN.

(Received.)

ORCHARD KNOB.

SHERMAN:

Am here. My right is closing in from Lookout Mountain toward Mission Ridge.

THOMAS.

SHERMAN:

Am here. My right is closing in from Lookout Mountain toward Mission Ridge.

THOMAS.

SHERMAN:

Thomas has carried the hill and lot in his immediate front. Now is your time to attack with vigor. Do so.

GRANT.

The above are selected as three of the most important messages sent or received during this battle.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. H. HOWARD,

Captain, and Chief Signal Officer.

Colonel A. J. MYER,

Signal Officer, U. S. Army, Cairo, Illinois