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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 1ST DIV., FORREST'S CAV. DEPT.,

Near Panola, February 5, 1864.

Numbers 22.

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IV. The Fourth Brigade will move at once to Grenada, via Mitchell's Cross-Roads and the pontoon bridge over Yalobusha. It will encamp to-night south of Yockeney, near Mitchell's Cross-Roads. A detail will be left to bring up the wagon train.

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By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS,

Meridian, Miss., February 5, 1864.

Numbers 36.

IX. Brigadier-General Quarles will proceed at the earliest practicable moment by rail to Jackson, Miss., with all the troops of his command, and report to Major-General French, commanding, & c.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, Va., February 5, 1864.

Numbers 30.

XXIV. Major General R. Ransom, jr., will proceed, at the expiration of his present leave of absence, to Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee, make a thorough inspection of the troops in those departments, and report the result, with such suggestions as he may consider proper, to this office.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Morristown, February 6, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: The cavalry of this command is not well organized, and is deficient in general officers, in quality, and numbers. There are six brigades, with but two general officers, Major General W. T. Martin and Brigadier-General Morgan. General Armstrong is at present absent on leave, with authority to ask for a brigade under General S. D. Lee. Brigadier General W. E. Jones is, I understand, assigned by Major General S. Jones to a command away from his brigade. I made application some time ago to be relieved from the responsibilities of a separate command, and have been constantly expecting that I would be advised whether I would be relieved or not, and have