War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0213 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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LOOKOUT VALLEY, January 25, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Cumberland:

The largest division of the Eleventh Corps marched this morning, in conformity with orders.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOOKOUT VALLEY, January 25, 1864.

Major General D. S STANLEY, Bridgeport, Tenn.:

Under the orders of the major-general commanding the department, one division of the Eleventh Corps left at 7 o'clock this morning tot take post at Shellmound, Whiteside's, and opposite Bridgeport.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanidng.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Huntsvile, January 25, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel CHRISTIAN HAPPEL,

Commanding at Brownsborough:

COLONEL: You will send immediately two companies, in charge of a good officer, to scour the country about the mountain on Hurricane Creek.

The object is to capture balance of the party sent up by you, particularly William Waggsdale; also to intercept a party who crossed the river and are believed to have taken refuge on the mountains or vicinity. The men will be supplied with two days' rations.

By order of Brigadier General John E. Smith;

M. ROCHESTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Memphis, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

Mr. A. F. GOODGHUE,

Superintendent Military Railroads:

SIR: As soon as General Stevenson gets in to-night, let the force of the road be turned to moving in General Tuttle's division. Apply to him at La Grange for necessary information.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 25, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General GRANT, Chattanooga:

You are authorized to remove J. B. Anderson or any one else connected with railroad transportation whenever in your opinion the service will be improved, and to appoint any one to their places who in your judgment will perform the service better.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.