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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, January 21, 1864-9 p.m.

Brigadier General M. JENKINS,

Commanding Division:

The commanding general desires you to prepare your division to be moved to the front on the 23rd instant. Major Taylor, chief quartermaster, will issue to you to-morrow 1,000 pairs of shoes.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

RUSSELLVILLE, EAST TENN., January 21, 1864.

IRA FOSTER,

Quartermaster-General, Atlanta:

There are five Georgia brigades in this army-Wofford's, G. T. Anderson's, Bryan's, Benning's, and Crews' cavalry brigade. They are all alike in excessive need of shoes, clothing of all kinds, and blankets. All that you can send will be thankfully received.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

RUSSELLVILLE, January 21, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

General Corse's brigade has been ordered; it will have to march as far as Bristol before it can take the cars, some 60 miles.

LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

DEAR GENERAL: I showed this telegram to General G. W. C. Lee, who said he would mention it to the President.

Respectfully,

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RUSSELLVILLE, January 22, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

The cavalry from the army of General Johnston is in better order than I have ever seen horses at this season; they don't require rest, but, like other soldiers, want furloughs. The cavalry is doing good service, and has learned more of its duties since I came here than in all its previous service. There are many men belonging to these regiments at Dalton, or near there, ordered to remain by General Wheeler. I think that the cavalry now here should be transferred to this army, and that the absentees at Dalton should be returned to