War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0015 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

depot for drafted men, to guard said depot, and also to go forward with the men to their regiments.

The commanding officer of the District of Kentucky will make his headquarters at Lexington or Camp Nelson, that he may properly watch our line in that direction.

This change is necessary from the fact that officers in Kentucky heretofore have, many of them, seemed to desire to make a luxury of their position instead of rendering service to the Government.

By order of Major-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

Madisonville, Tenn., March 4, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that forage is becoming exceedingly scarce here, and to call the attention of the general commanding to the importance of making some arrangement for procuring forage form the railroad. I have already telegraphed to General Elliott, but as yet have received no answer.

The First Brigade moved to Calhoun at daylight this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding Division.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Knoxville, Tenn., March 8, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Major-General Granger, commanding Fourth Army Corps.

The cavalry sent to Loudon to relieve Colonel McCook will have to be foraged by rail. General Granger will have the horses inspected and condemn such as are not worth feeding and have them sold, turned loose, or sent to Kingston to be foraged, as the good of the service may require.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

HENRY CURTIS, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LOUDON, March 4, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS,

Chattanooga:

From information which I consider reliable, I learn that Longstreet's cavalry is making its way to join Joe Johnston via Marshall,