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Paducah on their arrival I wish them to report to me at this place. I shall be much obliged if you will order Winslow to report to me as soon as he returns from the pursuit of Price.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, November 8, 1864-9 p. m.

(Received 10. 25 a. m. 9th.)

Major-General THOMAS;

Major General A. J. Smith's command will be sent as requested. Orders and preparations for its embarkation have been made and on delay will occur after its arrival on the Mississippi. Winslow's cavalry will be sent as you desire. Do you still wish Smith's at Paducah, or to com by the Cumberland to Nashville?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., November 8, 1864.

Colonel W. E. MERRILL,

Chief Engineer Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga:

Have you enough surplus canvas boats at Chattanooga and to spare at Atlanta to make a bridge 600 yards long? Where is the First Regiment Michigan Engineers?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 306.

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 8, 1864.

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XVI. Brigadier General R. W. Johnson, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of all the cavalry belonging to the District of Tennessee and of the military forces on the Tennessee and Alabama Railroad, between Nashville and the Tennessee States line, south of Nashville.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHWARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 8, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Colonel Hamilton, Ninth Ohio Cavalry, is on his way to the front, and last heard from at Tunnel Hill. Direct him to join General Kilpatrick at Marietta as soon as possible with his mounted men.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

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