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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

No. 47. Louisville, Ky., February 22, 1864.

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IV. Brigadier General E. H. Hobson will proceed, via Greensburg, to Cave City, Ky., and resume command of his district.

V. The following-named officers are announced on the staff of the general commanding District of Kentucky:

Captain A. C. Semple, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain John D. Bertolette, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain Stephen E. Jones, aide-de-camp and provost-marshal-general.

Captain Henry B. Grant, Twenty-seventh Kentucky Volunteers, acting adjutant and inspector-general.

Captain Julius Fosses, aide-de-camp, acting inspector-general of cavalry.

Captain W. R. Hardy, Sixty-third Indiana Volunteers, acting judge-advocate.

Captain Thomas D. Fitch, assistant quartermaster.

Captain T. J. Bush, assistant commissary of musters.

Lieutenant R. Vance, Twenty-sixth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.

By command of Brigadier General S. G. Burbridge:

A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LOUISVILLE, February 23, 1864.

Major General U. S. GRANT:

I have received the following dispatch from Colonel Macfeely, dated Saint Louis, February 22:

I am instructed by General Sherman to make requisition for steam-boats to transport 10,000 troops, with baggage, &c., up Red River. Will your order the necessary transportation to be at Vicksburg March 1? This in addition to the large amount of transportation furnished for General Banks.

Shall the steam-boats be sent? Are the 2,000 cavalry required by General Sherman to be sent to Memphis?

ROBT. ALLEN,

Brigadier-General.

KNOXVILLE, February 23, 1864-5.30 p.m. [Received Nashville, 6 p.m.]

Major-General GRANT:

I have not yet learned whether Longstreet has made any move of his main force. I am building a bridge as rapidly as possible and will take advantage of any move he may make as soon as possible.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, February 23, 1864-11 p.m. [Received 24th.]

Major-General GRANT, Nashville, Tenn.:

I have information, which I believe reliable, that Longstreet has retired from Strawberry Plains. He has also withdrawn his cavalry

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