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boat in the river, which has been used for ferrying stock across. This boat lies at a point three miles from here by land or ten miles up the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN C. McQUISTON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 138.

Gaylesville, Ala., October 24, 1864.

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VI. Brigadier General J. D. Cox, commanding THIRD DIVISION, Twenty-THIRD Army Corps, will move his command to-morrow morning to a convenient point near Cedar Bluff and there go into camp. Army headquarters will be at Cedar Bluff.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

CLINTON A. CILLEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Gaylesville, Ala., October 24, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. COX;

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that as you move to Cedar Bluff in the morning you will thoroughly complete the destruction of the iron-works near the Chattanooga River by throwing down the chimney, now standing, and breaking down the arch, &c.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CLINTON A. CILLEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, October 24, 1864 -2. 30 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

The following forces, besides those mentioned in your telegram, have been ordered to Nashville, viz: Three companies of Minnesota heavy artillery and two companies of the Forty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry. The other companies of this regiment will follow as soon as organized. There will also be sent to you three regiments from Ohio and three from Michigan. The two regiments from Pope's command are on their way. It was intended to send you A. J. Smith's command, but it will probably be required WEST of the MISSISSIPPI for some time. General Canby is very confident that he will be able to prevent any considerable rebel force from crossing to the east side of the Mississippi. Texas and Arkansas troops mutinies against the order to cross, and rebel authorities in these States have applied for its revocation. Price is in full retreat south.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.