with such completeness as the present peculiar state of affirs will admit. Captain John H. Munroe, assistant adjutant-general, will accompany and assist Lieutenatn-Colonel Clark in his duties.
The provost-marshal and inspector-general's departmetns will remain as organized, but be under the direct supervisiona and orders of Major-Genera Dana. To effect this Lieutenatn-Colonel Wilson, provost-marshal-general, and Captain George C. Norton, assistant inspector-geenral, will report to Major-General Dana at Memphis.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard;
SAMUEL L. TAGGART,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Little River, ALa., October 27, 1864.
GENERAL: You will please prepare your DIVISION for a long and possibly severe march, which will commence within three days. you should insttuct regimnntal and detachment commanders to prepare their muster-rolls as far as possible, in order that a muster for pay on the march may be facilitated.
By order o Major-General Osterhaus:
(Same to General Hazen and Major Stolbrand.)
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
On Little RIver, Ala., October 27, 1864.
Brigadier General J W. SPRAGUE,
Commanding First DIVISION:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you cause your pickets to be on the alert to-night, and to have all roads and approaches to your position carefully watched, especially those between this corps ad the Fifteenth. The enemy is reported tto have crossed the Coosa.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WASHINGTON, October 27, 1864-11. 40 a m.
Should General Rosecrans be able to send you re-enforcements from Missouri at what point do you want them!
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
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