War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0811 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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I was before it in Number. It would not be worth the trouble of laying siege there now, unless we could be strong enough to drive off a succoring army. It is probably a diversion in front of General Johnston. I think that I had better be here where I can give my troops rest, unless I can see a chance of results.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., February 27, 1864.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Dalton, Ga.:

Special orders this day direct Brigadier-General Morgan to proceed with his command, excepting that portion of Kentucky cavalry under Colonel Grigsby, to General Longstreet's command, Department of East Tennessee, taking the most practicable and expeditious route. Please hasten him forward.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 29.

Dalton, Ga., February 27, 1864.

I. Major General Patton Anderson is relieved from duty in this department and will proceed to the command assigned to him by the War Department in Middle and West Florida.

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By command of General Johnston:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

56.

Dalton, Ga., February 27, 1864.

Major General W. B. Bate is assigned to the command of Breckinridge's division.

By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, February 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General:

Can you in any way increase my supply of artillery horses? They are in very bad order and in number very deficient. We want at leant 600. About a month since a requisition was made on Major N. W. Smith, but he has up to this time furnished none.

J. E. JOHNSTON.