when they will be relieved from duty with the corps and report for orders to Major-General Grant, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.
III. The general commanding avails himself of this opportunity to thank General Blair for the zeal, intelligence, courage, and skill, with which he has handled the corps during the eventful period he has commanded it.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
R. M. SAWYER,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Knoxville, Tennessee, December 7, 1863.
Generals SHERIDAN and WOOD:
You will move on to this point at daylight to-morrow morning with your command, leaving a sufficient number to run the mills now being engaged in your neighborhood; also wagons to bring in what flour and meal may be ground there to-morrow and next day. It is designed that we occupy this point as a garrison while General Burnside's troops pursue the retreating enemy.
By command of Major-General Granger:
R. O. SELFRIDGE,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Inspector-General.
PADUCAH, December 7, 1863.
Colonel T. S. BOWERS,
All the troops from Eastport will be here to-night or to-morrow. There is no convoy here for the steamer loaded with commissary stores ordered up the Tennessee. Shall I send her up?
S. G. HICKS,
Colonel, Commanding Post.
WASHINGTON, December 7, 1863-2.35 p.m.
My attention has just been called to your General Orders, Numbers 157,
of November 15 last. It is presumed that that order was intended to apply only to persons liable to military duty under the laws of the United States, and not to impress foreigners into our military service. This must be made clear, so that foreigners may be assured that they are in no danger of being impressed into military service. The correction should be made without delay.
H. W. HALLECK,