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SPRINGFIELD, November 12, 1864.

Lieutenant W. B. FEELY,

Paris, Ill.:

Proceed immediately to Shelbyville and obtain from Department Provost-Marshal Murdock all the facts in relation to contemplated attack upon pay car by sixty bushwhackers, said to be six miles south of Windsor. The robbery is to take place between Mattoon and Shelbyville. Having elicited all the facts, proceed with your command and capture the gang. Report particulars.

JOHN COOK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPRINGFIELD, November 12, 1864.

Captain C. H. POTTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Telegram from Colonel Sweet just received:

Troops from Indianapolis cannot be spared until relieved by others. Seized last night three breech-loading carbines, two boxes double- barrel guns at Walsh's barn. We have not touched bottom yet.

JOHN COOK,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3. In the Field, Marietta, Ga., November 13, 1864.

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II. This command will move to-morrow, the 14th instant, at 7. 30 a. m., in the following order:

One regiment of the THIRD Brigade in advance, next the pioneer corps, and then the battery; all wagons will close on the battery -first, the THIRD Brigade train; second, the Second Brigade train; THIRD, the First Brigade train; fourth, the ordnance train; fifth, the supply train; sixth, the ambulance corps.

The THIRD Brigade will march its other regiments on either side of the trains.

The Second and First Brigades will follow respectively in the same manner with this exception -the First Brigade will have one regiment act as near guard.

By order of Brigadier General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Atlanta, November 13, 1864.

Brigadier General A. S. WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding desires you to commence the destruction of the railroad between here and the Chattahoochee bridge at once. Let the destruction be as complete as possible by burning the ties and bending and twisting the rails.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.