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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 100. Chattanooga, Tenn., February 9, 1864.

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V. The Second Minnesota Battery, Captain W. A. Hotchkiss commanding, is hereby detached from the Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, and assigned to the permanent garrison of Chattanooga, and will report accordingly.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 45. Knoxville, Tenn., April 9, 1864.

I. By direction of the President, Major General George Stoneman is relieved from the command of the Twenty-third Army Corps, and the major-general commanding the department assumes immediate command of that corps. Major-General Stoneman is assigned to command the Cavalry Corps of this department.

II. Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Schofield, Second Missouri Artillery, is assigned to duty as chief of artillery and ordnance, and will relieve Brigadier General Davis Tillson, U. S. Volunteers, and Captain W. H. Harris, U. S. Ordnance Corps, from the duties of chief of artillery and chief of ordnance, respectively.

III. Lieutenant Colonel F. M. Keith, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, is assigned to duty as judge-advocate of the Twenty-third Army Corps.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. LEFT WING, 16TH ARMY CORPS,

No. 91. Athens, Ala., April 9, 1864.

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II. The Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, after turning over such stock as the First Regiment Alabama Cavalry Volunteers may need, and upon being relieved by troops from the Fourth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, will march to Athens, Ala., and report to its brigade commander. The Thirty-ninth Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers, after the arrival at Athens, Ala., of the Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, will march to Decatur, Ala., and report to its brigade.

By order of Brigadier General G. M. Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PRIVATE AND HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

CONFIDENTIAL. Nashville, Tenn., April 10, 1864.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Commander-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

DEAR GENERAL: Your two letters of April 4 are now before me, and afford me infinite satisfaction. That we are now all to act in a common plan, converging on a common center, looks like enlightened war.