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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 46.

Richmond, Va., February 25, 1864.

XXVIII. Major-General Breckinridge is hereby assigned to the command of the Trans-Alleghany or Western Department of Virginia, Major General Samuel Jones is relieved from duty in that department, and will be held subject ot future assignment.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, February 26, 1864.

General J. C. BROWN,

Resaca:

Come up with your command which came with you to-day.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, February 26, 1864.

General J. C. BROWN,

Resaca:

Stop the train with your troops that have not yet passed Resaca, until further orders at Resaca. If possible, switch the trains off and let them remain in or by it, prepared to come on at a moment's warning. Expect the enemy from the direction of Villanow.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

DALTON, February 26, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

The quartermaster reports Cheatham stopped at Montgomery. It is important that he return immediately. I ask that he be so ordered.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 26, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

I have had the pleasure to see the announcement of your position. I ask that Major-General Anderson may remain in command of his division. He prefers this, and if one of hte two is required in Florida let it be Major-General Bate.

J. E. JOHNSTON.