on your again assuming direct control of the portion of your corps now in this section, whose usefulness will be so materially advanced by your presence with it.
I am, general, with great respect, your obedient servant,
G. M. SORREL,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS MARTIN'S DIVISION, November 23, 1863-8 p.m.
Maj. E. S. BURFORD,
MAJOR: Your note making inquiry as to my position and prospect has just been received. My command is resting in the woods, 14 miles from Kingston. My headquarters immediately on the road. I have procured 75 bushels of corn for the command; it requires 400. My men have no rations beyond to-day, with the exception of one brigade, which has meat rations for one day longer.
WILLINOIS T. MARTIN,
MISSION RIDGE, November 23, 1863.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
We hold all the roads leading into Knoxville except the one between the Holston and French Broad. General Jones' cavalry might close that. The enemy's cavalry is almost broken up and Wheeler has cut off his trains from Cumberland Gap to Knoxville. Please inform Jones.
[Copies to Generals Lee and Jones.]
SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 278. Richmond, Va., November 23, 1863.
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XVI. Brig. Gen. George B. Hodge, Provisional Army, C. S.,will report to General Braxton Bragg, commanding Army of Tennessee, for assignment to the command of the cavalry of Preston's brigade, designated as Hodge's brigade of cavalry, and composed of the Twenty-seventh Virginia Battalion Mounted Rifles, Clay's, Johnson's, and McAfee's battalions Kentucky Mounted Rifles.
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XXXIII. Brig. Gen. John C. Moore will proceed without delay to Mobile, Ala., and report to Maj. Gen. D. H. Maury, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty.
By command of the Secretary of War: