War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0192 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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as the crossing of the Clinton and Maryville roads, guarding the fords of the river along its entire position. The Ninth Army Corps, Major General J. G. Parke commanding, will take position as already assigned it by Special Orders, 22, paragraph 17, current series, but extending on the west only as far as the above crossing.

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By command of Major-General Foster:

HENRY CURTIS, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.,

No. 23. January 23, 1864.

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V. All persons coming within the lines of the fifteenth Army Corps to speculate in cotton are hereby ordered to leave the limits of sid corps.

Until further orders, no speculation in cotton will be allowed within the lines of the Fifteenth Army Corps. This order will be strictly enforced by all commanders of divisions, posts, and detachments within the limits prescribed.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., January 24, 1864.

(Received 9,45 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Foster telegraphs that Longstreet is still advancing toward Knoxville. I have directed him to get his cavalry to Longstreet's rear, or give battle if necessary. I will send Thomas with additional troops to insure Longstreet's being driven from the State.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

January 24, 1864 - 11 a. m.

Major General U. S. GRANT:

The Secretary of War authorizes you to suspend or remove Mr. Anderson as superintendent of railroads, if you deem it necessary for the public service.

Your letter of the 15th is received. I will await your next before answering.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

KNOXVILLE, January 24, 1864 - 11 a. m.

General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Chattanooga:

The enemy has retired and I am now putting the tired troops in cantonment, where they may rest a little before the spring campaign.