MORRISTOWN, January 30, 1864.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector-General:
General Vaughn represents that the brigade of which he was in command at the surrender of Vicksburg was the Second Brigade of Smith's division, and that he is now commanding Reynolds' (Fourth) brigade of Stevenson's division. Has the brigade he now commands been exchanged?
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
February 1, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Colonel Robert Ould, commissioner for the exchange of prisoners.
Respectfully returned to General Cooper.
Stevenson's entire division at Vicksburg has been exchanged.
Agent of Exchange.
DALTON, January 30, 1864.
General S. COOPER:
GENERAL: The present organization of Cheatham's division is shown in the monthly returns furnished at the end of December, 1863, and January 20, 1864.* The organization of the division to which his application asks a return, and approved by me, was as follows: Smith's brigade (now Vaughan's), Maney's, Strahl's, and Wright's.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
FEBRUARY 4, 1864.
You are authorized to restore the original organization of Cheatham's division. Papers returned by mail, with President's indorsement.
COURTLAND, ALA., January 30, 1864.
Commanding Cavalry, Dalton, Ga.:
GENERAL: Inclosed please find manifest# of dispatches received by me; time of receipts noted. One I received off the courier-line as it was passing toward Tuscumbia; the other returned to me from Tuscumbia.
I will immediately move as directed in your order of 23rd, but I fear cannot get to the position as early as you desire on account of the locality of the troops under my command. Major George, who
*See p. 587.