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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. HARDEE'S CORPS ARTILLERY,

Numbers 22.

Dalton, Ga., February 10, 1864.

I. Pursuant to orders from army headquarters, of February 8, 1864, Smith's, Martin's, Jonston's, and Hotchkiss' battalions of artillery of this army corps will constitute a regiment or artillery under the immediate orders of the corps commander.

Major M. Smith, senior artillery officer present, will assume command of the regiment.

The following field officers of artillery are assigned to duty with the regiment: Major R. Martin, Major Joseph Palmer, Major T. R. Hotchkiss.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FEBRUARY 10, 1864.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Dalton, Ga.:

The enemy is said to be in great distress for want of supplies and with small-pox. He is supplied by means of two little boats on the river. They make two trips a week. Can't you have them destroyed?

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

MORRISTOWN, TENN.,

February 10, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

I am moving forward. A rumor reports General Johnston to have moved back to Kingston.

It is important that I should be advised of such a move,a s it would not be well for me to advance of the enemy is at liberty to re-enforce at his pleasure.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Morristown, East Tenn., February 10, 1864.

Brigadier General M. JENKINS,

Commanding Division:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move your command down to the rear neighborhood of Strawberry Plains to-morrow morning. See what arrangements you can make about laying a bridge. With the ten pontoons and the three boats on the river you may be able to lay a foot-bridge at least. Do not have the bridge laid until General Longstreet arrives, but make all preparations with your forces near Strawberry Plains. Cavalry pickets across the river will be sufficient.