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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 17. Washington, January 12, 1864.

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General S. P. Heintzelman, U. S. Volunteers, is placed in command of the Northern Department, which will be composed of the States of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, headquarters at Columbus, Ohio.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 12. Knoxville, Tenn., January 12, 1864.

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III. Major General J. G. Parke, commanding Forces in the Field, will order home for furlough one-third of those regiments yet remaining in his command that have re-enlisted as veteran volunteers. He will report his action to these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Foster:

HENRY CURTIS, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 12. Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1864.

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IV. Brigadier General B. H. Grierson, commanding Cavalry Division, will detail one full company of cavalry, with 5 commissioned officers, well armed, mounted, and equipped, with four days' rations and forage in wagon, to report at these headquarters January 13, at 8.30 a.m.

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By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., January 13, 1864-11 a.m. (Received 1.40 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

If General Foster in relieved General McPherson or General Schofield would suit me to fill his place, but both are ranked by generals already in the Department of the Ohio. I would recommend, therefore, the appointment of General W. F. Smith to major-general,