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[CHAP. XLIV.

Statement of the number of rations issued to destitute citizens, &c.-Continued.

Rations.

Twelfth Army Corps, Department of the Cumberland..... 130

Tyner's Station, Tenn................................ 18,500

Graysville, Ga....................................... 400

Rossville, Ga........................................ 11,302

Ringgold, Ga......................................... 1,206

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Total................................................ 233,039

J. C. READ,

Captain and Acting Chief Commissary of Subsistence.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Office Chief Com. Sub., Chattanooga, Tenn., April 12, 1864.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., May 2, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the operations of my command for the month of April as follows, viz:

On the 2nd instant a force of rebels, said to be 1,500 strong, made a demonstration in the direction of Cleveland and Charleston, E. Tenn.,approaching to within 8 miles of Cleveland, when they divided into parties; one going out in the direction of Ducktown, through the mountains, the other remaining and falling back toward Dalton on the appearance of a force of our cavalry sent out from Cleveland in command of Colonel La Grange, of the First Wisconsin. A scout, who arrived at Cleveland on the 3rd, reported that the above movement on the part of the enemy was for the purpose of covering the approach of a force from Longstreet's army which was on its way to re-enforce Johnston by way of Murphy, N. C. This was afterward ascertained to be Martin's division of cavalry.

On the 5th the following changes were ordered in the organization of the Army of the Cumberland: The Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps to be consolidated and known as the Twentieth Army Corps, commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker; Major General Gordon Granger relieved of the command of the Fourth Army Corps and Major General O. O. Howard (formerly commanding the Eleventh Army Corps) in his stead.

Major General P. H. Sheridan having been relieved from the command of the Second Division, Fourth Army Corps, Major General John Newton was assigned to that command, and ordered to report to Major-General Howard.

On the 10th Brigadier General J. W. Geary, commanding Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, stationed along the railroad from Bridgeport to Stevenson, was ordered to organize an expedition, consisting of two regiments, with ten days' rations, and embark on the steamer Chickamauga, taking one piece of artillery to protect the boat, and then proceed down the Tennessee River as far as Decatur, Ala., examining carefully the south bank of the river, and all streams emptying into it from the south side; destroying all boats of whatever kind he might find, and notifying the inhabitants that no more boats would be permitted to be used or built, except with the permission of the commanding officer. On returning, General Geary was to examine the north bank in the same manner, and destroy all