War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0126 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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POCAHONTAS, January 17, 1864.

General TUTTLE,

La Grange:

Two hundred men of Newsom's regiment crossed the road last night 1 mile east of Middleton. A citizen who was pressed as a guide reports that about 800 more will cross to-night at the same point. Captain Bermeister, Thirty-fifth Iowa, who commands at Middleton, reports the above in person. I should like to intercept them. Can I get a train from Corinth to take a regiment from Pocahontas?

JAS. L. GEDDES,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 17. Knoxville, Tenn., January 17, 1864.

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V. Brigadier General T. T. Garrard, U. S. Volunteers, will, with the Ninety-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, proceed to headquarters District of the Clinch and assume command of that district.

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By command of Major-General Foster:

HENRY CURTIS, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 17. Memphis, Tenn., January 17, 1864.

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V. * * * 5. The Sixth Tennessee Cavalry and First Alabama Cavalry will report to commanding officer at Memphis for duty. The Seventh Tennessee and Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry will report to the commanding officer at Columbus, Ky., for duty.

VI. 1. Brigadier General J. M. Tuttle, commanding First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, will, as soon as informed that the evacuation of Corinth is completed, immediately proceed to move his command to Memphis by rail or marching, as transportation can be provided.

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By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

January 18, 1864.

Major-General GRANT,

Nashville or Chattanooga:

GENERAL: Your last telegram in regard to General Foster has caused new anxiety here in regard to our position in East Tennessee.