War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0812 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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DALTON, February 28, 1864.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,

Greeneville, Tenn.:

The enemy fell back night before last to Ringgold.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 28, 1864.

Brigadier General JOHN H. MORGAN,

Decatur, Ga.:

You will move your command with dispatch to East Tennessee and report to Lieutenant-General Longstreet, taking the most practicable route. You will not take with you the Kentucky troops transferred to you from Grigsby's command.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

57.

Dalton, Ga., February 28, 1864.

I. Lieutenant General J. B. Hood is assigned to the command of an army corps to be known as Hood's corps.

II. The following is announced as the organization of the army:

Hardee's Corps: Cheatham's division, Cleburne's division, Walker's division, Bate's (late Breckinridge's) division.

Hood's corps: Hindman's division, Stevenson' division, Stewart's division.

The artillery regiments will remain as heretofore-that is, Major Smith's regiment will remain attached to hardee's corps and Lieutenant-Colonel Bondurant to Hood's corps.

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By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Greeneville, February 28, 1864.

Brigadier General B. R. JOHNSON,

Commanding Division:

Your favor of the 27th has been received. The lieutenant-general commanding thinks that you might find a better line for your infantry on the line between Warrensburg, Cosby, and Bull's Gap that in its present position in the gaps.

You might hold the gaps with cavalry only. This line would unite your infantry more, and connect you more readily with the force in Bull's Gap.

Will you examine the ground in regard to this disposition of your troops, and report the result?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

OSMAN LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.