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GENERAL SPECIAL HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

No. 13.

Knoxville, Tenn., February 10, 1864.

In accordance with assignment of the President of the United States and in obedience to paragraph XI, Special Orders, No. 30, current series, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, the undersigned hereby announces himself to the Twenty-third Corps as its permanent commander.

The corps staff will remain as heretofore organized, until further orders.

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, OFFICE OF GENERAL MANAGER,

MILITARY RAILROAD, U. S.,

No. 1.

Nashville, February 10, 1864.

A. Anderson is hereby appointed general superintendent of transportation and maintenance of roads in use, and W. W. Wright chief engineer of construction, in the Military Division of the Mississippi. They will be respected accordingly.

D. C. McCALLUM,

Colonel, U. S. A., and General Manager Mil. Railroads, U. S.

Approved:

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 11, 1864-11.30 a.m.

(Received 4.35 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I expect to get off from Chattanooga by Monday next a force to drive Longstreet out of East Tennessee. It has been impossible heretofore to subsist the troops necessary for this work.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, February 11, 1864-11 a.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Chattanooga:

Are not steamers carrying rations to Loudon? Cannot rations enough be got ahead by Monday to warrant your starting? It is important to move without much preparation so as to get off before the enemy can anticipate our movement and re-enforce Longstreet.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, February 11, 1864-8 p.m.

Major-General GRANT,

Nashville:

Your dispatch of 11 a.m. is received. Both railroad and steamboat are carrying subsistence and forage. The troops will be ready