War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0217 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 17.

Knoxville, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

I. The Brigade under command of Brigadier General James G. Spears will take position for winter quarters on the road from Knoxville to Armstrong's Ferry and Ford, one regiment being places as a grand guard at the ford, in the strongest position ot be found, relieving the picket of Manson's division now there. The remainder of the command will be placed in camp within a mile or two of the town, at a convenient and eligible camp ground, where the troops will make a permanent camp.

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By command of Brigadier General J. D. Cox:

ED. D. SAUNDERS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 19.

Memphis, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

I. Brigadier General R. P. Buckland, U. S. Volunteers, will assume command of the District of Memphis, relieving Brigadier General J. C. Veatch, U. S. Volunteers, assigned to command of Fourth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.

II. Brigadier General H. T. Reid, U. S. Volunteers, will assume command of the District of Cairo.

By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

T. H. HARRIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 28.

memphis, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

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IX. Mr. William A. Thorp, having been arrested on charge of selling quinine and morphine to be smuggled to the enemy, and having certified the same in writing, will be fined in the sum of $2,500, and give bond in $10,000, to be approved by provost-marshal.

X. Brigadier General J. D. Webster will turn over to Major D. J. Benner, aide-de-camp, for secret service, the funds collected, under orders form he headquarters District of Jackon, form disloyal persons for damages done U. S. military railroad during a guerrilla raid on Henderson Station.

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By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

T. H. HARIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., January 26, 1864-12 m.

(Received 6.25 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief;

The following dispatch from General Foster, in the absence of General Grant, is respectfully transmitted for your information. A