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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, Tenn., January 24, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WOFFORD,

Commanding Division:

The enemy's cavalry is still on the south side of the French Broad, and it will be unsafe for your wagons to forage across the French Broad or Chucky until it has been driven away. The commanding general desires, therefore, that you will detain any of your trains that may be on the way, and send out no more in that direction until you hear further from me.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Dalton, Ga., January 24, 1864.

The great and growing scarcity of meat demands that no lot should be condemned as unfit for issue without close and minute examination.

Brigade commanders are directed to select a board of three experienced and competent field officers, whose duty it shall be no inspect all stores in the brigade reported as unfit for issue. If parts of a joint only are affected they will see that the unsound is removed and the remainder furnished to the troops.

By command of General Johnston:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FORREST'S CAVALRY DEPT.,

Numbers 2.

Como, January 24, 1864.

The major-general commanding announces the following officers as comprising his staff. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly:

Major J. P. Strange, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain C. W. Anderson, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant W. M. Forrest, aide-de-camp.

Dr. J. B. Cowan, chief surgeon.

Major C. S. Severson, chief quartermaster.

Major G. V. Rambaut, chief of subsistence.

Lieutenant T. S. Tate, jr., assistant inspector-general.

Captain George Dashiell, chief paymaster.

Captain J. B. Russell, chief of ordnance.

By order of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

Major G. W. DAY,

Commanding Rucker's Legion, Bean's Station:

I have the honor to notify you that a part of the enemy's cavalry is said to be leaving the country by way of Cumberland Gap. The

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