SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
in Field, Culpeper C. H., Va., April 17, 1864.
I. Brigadier General Henry Prince, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty with the Army of the Potomac, and will report in person without delay to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi, for orders. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation for horses.
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III. Major General David Hunter, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed with dispatches and instructions from the lieutenant-general commanding to Major General N. P. Banks, commanding Department of the Gulf, at New Orleans, or whenever it may be necessary to enable him to deliver the same to General Banks in person. Upon the delivery of his dispatches and the execution of his orders he will report in person to these headquarters.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
T. S. BOWERS,
SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, April 17, 1864.
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III. Major General C. C. Washburn, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed at once to Memphis and relieve Major-General Hurlbut, U. S. Volunteers, in command of the District of West Tennessee.
IV. Major-General Hurlbut will report from Cairo by letter to the Adjutant-General at what point orders will reach him.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 17, 1864.
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VI. Major General Carl Schurz is hereby relieved from duty with this department and will report in person to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi, for assignment.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
CULPEPER, April 18, 1864-7 p.m.
Have you any information of movements of troops from Johnston's army to Lee?
U. S. GRANT,