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OXFORD, October -, 1864.

(Via Selma 28th.)

General S. COOPER:

The following just received from Jackson, Tenn., October 21, 1864:

If I succeed in capturing one other boat in Tennessee River, which I think I can do, will cross my command and push forward to Nashville. My latest from enemy is, he abandoned his commissary and quartermaster's stores to transport his infantry in wagons, and is hastening with all speed back to Huntsville.

N. B. FORREST,

Major -General.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 257.

Richmond, Va., October 28, 1864.

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XII. Lieutenant -General Hardee is relieved from duty in the Army of Tennessee and will assume command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, to take effect from the time of his assuming command.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO W. REILY,

Assistant Adjutant -General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 26.

In the Field, October 28, 1864.

Major Joseph B. Cumming, assistant adjutant -general, is assigned to duty at army headquarters, and is charged with the business connected with courts-martial in this command. All charges and proceedings of court-martial and courts of inquiry, and communications in relation thereto, will be forwarded directly to his address.

Communications on these subjects will be made directly with the proper officers.

By command of General Hood:

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant -General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

October 28, 1864.

General J. B. HOOD:

Scouts and prisoners all report Sherman with his main army between my position and Gaylesville. Fourth Corps has gone toward Chattanooga. Twenty-THIRD Corps (Schofield) at Cedar Bluff; Twentieth Corps still at Atlanta. Prisoners say Sherman will march to Savannah or Mobile.

J. WHEELER,

Major -General.

(Same to General Taylor at Selma.)