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of clothing, with the liberality and forethought of the State of Georgia had provided for her destitute sons in the field.

General Longstreet has intrusted to me the pleasing duty of thanking you for the promptness and extent of the effort made by you in clothing and sheltering the brave Georgians in his army. The privations uncomplainingly borne by them during the last campaign, and their gallant and distinguished services throughout the war, rended them fully worthy of the grateful attention and fostering care of their noble State, which in no way more exhibits her greatest than in the bountiful manner in which she provides for her faithful soldiers.

With the assurance of the high admiration of the lieutenant-general commanding for the efficiency of the department which has been able to accomplish such results, I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Dalton, Ga., March 22, 1864.

Corps commanders will forward lists of all such molders, machinists, and blacksmiths of their commands as may be disqualified for field service.

By command of General Johnston:

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENEVILLE, TENN.,

March 22, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

The Hampton Legion is on the march, but the troops will be obliged to lay by for two or three days on account of a very heavy snow-storm. They can hardly be expected to pass the mountains until the snow melts.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

GREENEVILLE, March 22, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

The enemy is retreating again toward Knoxville,

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

GREENEVILLE, March 22, 1864.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

We have not the means of foraging our horses one day, is concentrated to strike enemy. If we should be four days in getting at