War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0191 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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IV. Colonel Osband, commanding Third U. S. Cavalry (colored), and the commanding officer of Battery A, Second U. S. Artillery (colored), will make their reports to headquarters Second Brigade.

By order of Brigadier General John P. Hawkins:

S. B. FERGUSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CULPEPER, March 30, 1864.

(Received 31st.)

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Nashville:

Major General F. P. Blair will be assigned to the Seventeenth Corps, and not the Fifteenth. Assign General Hooker, subject to the approval of the President, to any other corps command you may have, and break up the anomaly of one general commanding two corps.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

MOSSY CREEK, March 30, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

A letter from Greeneville of 26th informs me that Longstreet's infantry is certainly leaving East Tennessee, and from the movements and indications it is thought they will go to Lee. The most of the cavalry is said to be moving toward Kingsport, probably looking after forage. They are to guard the salt-works. Raid to Kentucky said to be abandoned for the present.

R. A. CRAWFORD,

Colonel and Chief of Scouts.

LOUISVILLE, March 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General POTTER,

Chief of Staff:

It is reported that a portion of Forrest's command has crossed the Cumberland at Eddyville, Ky. It is certain that small numbers have crossed. At present to move headquarters to Lexington would be unadvisable, and I respectfully ask that headquarters remain here until affairs in Southern Kentucky are more settled.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, March 30, 1864.

Major R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Nashville:

The rebel squad which captured train on Lebanon road was very small, probably not over 15, and I think were merely returned rebel soldiers organized in the State. They are pursued by several detachments. One of Forrest's men gave himself up to part of my command scouting toward Eddyville. He says Forrest started from