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The act reserved to you at one the power to remove these troops. It is due to us, to good faith, to honor, and to humanity that this order as to these troops be countermanded.

THOS. E. BRAMLETTE,

Governor of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, KY., January 5, 1864.

(Received 8.40 p.m.)

SECRETARY OF WAR:

On 23rd December Major-General Foster ordered all the organized troops in Kentucky to be sent at once to Knoxville. This will take the forces organized under act of Congress for defense of Kentucky, and leave the State exposed to ruin by guerrillas. I wish to know if this order is to be enforced. Answer.

THOS. E. BRAMLETTE,

Governor of Kentucky.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 5.

Scottsborough, Ala., January 5, 1864.

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III. Brigadier General Morgan L. Smith, commanding Second Division, will move on the morning of the 7th, instant with his entire command (excepting one regiment), with camp and garrison equipage, to Larkinsville, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

IV. Upon arrival at Larkinsville, Brigadier-General Smith will take charge of all the saw and grist mills in the neighborhood and guard them and, as far as practicable, put them in running order for the use of the command. He is also hereby directed to examine Roseberg and Santa Creeks to know if the pontoons can be taken up either of said streams. The result of said examination will be reported at once to these headquarters.

V. The regiment excepted in paragraph III will be left with five days' rations, with instructions to guard the pontoon boats and the two bridges across Coon and Mud Creeks until relieved.

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By order of Major General John A. Logan:

R. R. TOWNERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 14.

Washington, January 6 1864.

By direction of the President of the United State, Major General F. Steele, U. S. Volunteers, is placed in command of the Department of Arkansas, which will consist of the State of Arkansas, except Fort Smith. The troops of Major-General Steele's command will constitute the Seventh Army Corps, and will be subject to the orders of Major General U. S. Grant.

By the order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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