War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0354 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 39.

Huntsville, Ala., February 8, 1864.

I. Brigadier General William Harrow, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in pursuance of Special Orders, No. 31, current series, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, is hereby assigned to the command of the Fourth Division of this army corps will at once relieve the present commanding officer.

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By order of Major General John A. Logan:

R. R. TOWNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 49.

Washington, February 8, 1864.

Cairo, in the State of Illinois, is annexed to the Department of the Tennessee; and Jeffersonville, in the State of Indiana, is annexed to the Department of the Ohio.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 9, 1864-10.30 a.m.

(Received 2.40 a.m., 10th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The change of railroad manager has added 60 per cent, to the freight carried. This, I hope, will enable me soon to supply an army in East Tennessee sufficient to drive Longstreet out. The road will be complete to Loudon to-morrow, and to Stevenson via Decatur by Monday next.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, February 9, 1864.

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C.:

The wagons and mules called for by General Thomas are more than can be required by the four departments in my command in addition to what they have. If furnished we could not supply them nor move with such a train. I will make an order regulating transportation in a few days.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, February 9, 1864.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Chattanooga:

When the army moves in the spring it will have to be with less than half the transportation they have been heretofore accustomed