HDQRS. NORTHERN DEPARTMENT, Numbers 74.
Cincinnati, October 25, 1864.
I. The major-general commanding the Northern Department announced the following officers as of his staff. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly:
Captain C. H. Potter, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant- general; Colonel C. H. Hoyt, U. S. Volunteers, chief quartermaster; Lieutenant Colonel P. von Radowitz, U. S. Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant Colonel S. H. Lathrop, U. S. Volunteers, assistant inspector-general; Surg. C. S. Tripler, U. S. Army, medical director; Surg. David Stanton, U. S. Volunteers, assistant medical director; Major H. L. Burnett, U. S. Volunteers, judge-advocate; Major W. H. Lawrence, U. S. Volunteers, aide-de- camp; Major W. B. Scates, U. S. Volunteers, commissary of musters; Captain T. M. Anderson, Twelfth U. S. Infantry, assistant commissary of musters; Captain Samuel W. Taylor, U. S. Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain P. R. Stetson, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant James A. Hearn, SIXTEENTH U. s. Infantry, assistant commissary of musters; Lieutenant W. S. Taylor, Eighty- eighth Ohio Volunteers Infantry, discharge officer, acting aide-de- camp.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL., October 25, 1864.
Captain C. H. POTTER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Have just received information that 2,000 of Price's men are threatening Adams and Hancock. I consider this reliable and have ordered five companies from Cairo to report to me here for service in that locality.
(Same to General Rosecrans, Saint Louis.)
CINCINNATI, OHIO, October 25, 1864 -12. 45 p. m.
Brigadier General John COOK,
I can hardly believe that any of Price's forces are in the locality stated in your dispatch; still, the order for the companies from Cairo is approved, for if you err at all it is desired that you err on the side of safety. You can easily find out if the report is true by communicating with General Rosecrans, via Saint Louis. Please keep these headquarters well advised.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
On Little River, Ala., October 25, 1864.
Brigadier General B. H. GRIERSON,
Commanding Cavalry, Memphis, Tenn.:
GENERAL: By inclosed order* from headquarters Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI you will observe that a cavalry corps, composed
* See Special Field Orders, Numbers 103, p. 414.