War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0385 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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The Fifth Connecticut Infantry is transferred from the Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps, to the First Brigade, First Division, Twentieth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CULPEPER COURT-HOUSE,

April 17, 1864-10.30 p.m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I have ordered General Rosecrans to send to Cairo all the forces he can, specifying three regiments that must be sent. You can have them used against Forrest.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 1864.

Colonel KILBURN,

Commissary of Subsistence, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I want on the Tennessee River, at or near Bridgeport, beef-cattle on the hoof to be driven along with the army about May 1, enough for a month's supply for 75,000 men. Inquire what has been done to that end, and order what is necessary in my name.

I wish you to come down.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN.,

April 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General JUDAH,

Mossy Creek:

I have ordered two squadrons of cavalry from Strawberry Plains to report to you for temporary duty. Later reports do not indicate any probable movement of the rebels toward your position. Do not use the cavalry unnecessarily. It is important that the horses keep in good condition. I think it better not to make the transfer referred to in your dispatch for the present.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 1864.

Major General JAMES B. McPHERSON,

Commanding Dept. of the Tennessee, Huntsville, Ala.:

GENERAL: Captain Poe, U. S. Engineers, has here a fine pontoon train of 600 feet, complete in all respects. It is subject to your control. I wish you to think well over the matter. You will have to

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