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headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, 1863. Send some by mail and some to Lieutenant-Colonel Butterfield, care Captain Hall, Camp Nelson.

Respectfully, &c.,

T. T. GARRARD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, February 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General MATTHIES,

Commanding Div., 15th Army Corps, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you march with your division to-morrow morning for Cleveland, Tenn. Upon your arrival at that place you will designate for regiments to be stationed there, and prepare the remaining twelve regiments of your command for an expedition of ten days' duration. You can procure forage and subsistence at Cleveland.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, February 15, 1864.

Colonel W. B. STOKES,

Fifth Tennessee Cavalry, Alexandria, Tenn.:

COLONEL: Your report of the 7th instant received.* The headquarters of Carter, the guerrilla, are at Pleasant Grove, where he is collecting forage in the hope that Wheeler will ere long pass through that section on a raid. The major-general commanding desires that you move in that direction and endeavor to use up Carter and the corn.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tenn., February 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In answer to the desire of the major-general commanding the department, expressed in letter of February 13, I have the honor to submit the inclosed report, dated February 14, of Major-General Butterfield, chief of staff, who has just returned from an examination of the road from Bridgeport to Nashville and the troops required to defend it, and was therefore prepared to furnish the necessary information without delay. I will only add that the suggestions meet my entire approval.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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* See Part I, p.162.

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