War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0394 KY., SW., VA. TENN, MISS., N. ALA., AND N.GA Chapter XLIII.

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ble by the garrisons of these works alone. You will then proceed to Lexington, visiting on your way Tazewell, Cumberland Gap, Mulberry Gap, where the road crosses Powell's River, and furnish the commanding officers of these places with plans of such works as in your judgment are required for their defense.

By command of Major-General Foster:

JNumbers F. ANDERSON,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 12, 1863

General PARKE:

GENERAL: If we are to remain here more than a day or two, we will be in a bad way. We have been absent now as long as was expected, and neither officers nor men have anything but what they stand in; knapsacks, tents, and baggage ought to be brought up. I hope the general will not leave until I can see him; if he does, will you bid him good bye for me; arrange it to let me go East a month or two. Coale will make arrangements about rations.

Yours,

R. B. POTTER,

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 40.

Knoxville, December 12, 1863.

The troops in Knoxville and vicinity having ample facilities for collecting and preparing fuel, commanding officers of divisions and brigades will see that no fences be used for that purpose.

This order is intended to protect the crops of farmers, who will be entirely destitute during the coming winter unless it is vigorously enforced.

By command of Major-General Foster:

JNumbers F. ANDERSON,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 104.

December 12, 1863.

17. Brigadier-General Sturgis is hereby ordered to command the cavalry forces in the Department of the Ohio. Commanding officers of divisions, brigades and detached regiments of cavalry will report to General Sturgis at once.

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By command of Major-General Foster:

JNumbers F. ANDERSON,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, December 12, 1863

Brigadier--General COX:

SIR: You will proceed at once to Camp Nelson, where you will relieve General Fry in command of that post. You will reduce all