War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0638 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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STEVENSON, ALA., November 4, 1864-12 m.

Major-General THOMAS:

I have just arrived at this place; expect to reach Nashville some time to-night. Will stop to report to you before going on. One brigade only is ahead of me, another is moving to-day. I hope we may be in time to meet your plans.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 302.

Nashville, Tenn., November 4, 1864.

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XIII. Major J. E. Calloway, Twenty-first Illinois Infantry, is hereby assigned to duty as judge-advocate on the staff of Major General James B. Steedman, commanding District of the Etowah, and will report accordingly.

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XXVI. By virtue of his position as a department commander, Major General J. M. Schofield will assume command of the troops now assembling at Pulaski, Tenn., and operating in front of that place.

XXVII. Captain Henry M. Cist, assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters, will open a branch of the assistant adjutant- general's office of the department at Nashville, Tenn.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., November 4, 1864.

Colonel ADAMS,

Mount Sterling, Ky.:

The rebels are reported organizing a regiment at Black Water. Try to find out about it, and co-operate with the Eleventh Michigan Cavalry, and surprise the camp. Let me know what you learn before morning.

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., November 4, 1864.

(Received 7. 45 p. m.)

General JOSEPH HOLT,

Judge-Advocate-General:

I shall place in hands of General Hovey this evening the ritual, signs, passwords, and plans of the Star organizations, successors to the Sons of Liberty, having origin in New York, and purpose to create insurrection if Mr. Lincoln is the choice of the people. Horace Hefferen, deputy grand commander for State of Indiana Sons of Liberty, as before reported by me, has turned States evidence, and has sworn this