CAIRO, April 23, 1864. (Received 25th.)
Grierson on the 21st was between Olive Branch and La Grange. Reports three brigades of Forrest's command returning north. He was reported at Coldwater Station; not credited. Grierson was to move there to ascertain.
S. A. HURLBUT,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, April 23, 1864.
I. Major General F. P. Blair, jr., is assigned to the command of the Seventeenth Army Corps.
II. Captain Andrew J. Alexander, Third Regiment U. S. Cavalry, is assigned as assistant adjutant-general of the Seventeenth Army Corps, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, under the 10th section of the act approved July 17, 1862.
By order of the President of the United States:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Nashville, Tenn., April 23, 1864.
I. Brigadier General J. Kilpatrick, U. S. Volunteers, having reported in person at these headquarters pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 12, dated headquarters Armies of the United States in the field, Culpeper Court-House, Va., April 15, 1864, is assigned to duty with the Army of the Cumberland, and will report in person to Major General George H. Thomas, commanding, for assignment to a cavalry command.
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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
R. M. SAWYER,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 23, 1864.
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X. Battery A, First Regiment Ohio Artillery, Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, now in the Artillery Reserve, Nashville, is hereby transferred to the Second Division, Fourth Army Corps, and Battery G, First Regiment Missouri Volunteer Artillery, is transferred to the permanent garrison of Chattanooga.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
CONFIDENTIAL.] HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Nashville, Tenn., April 24, 1864.
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Commanding Armies of the United States, Culpeper, Va.:
GENERAL: I now have, at the hands of Colonel Comstock, of your staff, the letter of April 19, and am far prepared to assume the
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