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regiments will forward to these headquarters, without delay, a full roster and a copy of their tri-monthly of their respective commands for the 10th instant.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, RESERVE CORPS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Memphis, Tenn., December 12, 1864.

Captain VAN VLIET,

Assistant Quartermaster and Master of Transportation:

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi contained in circular of date December 6, 1864, which says, "transportation, with necessary supplies on board, must be held in readiness at all times, so that no delays shall occur from want of foresight in this regard," you will please hold in readiness for embarking at a moment's notice transportation for the following troops composing my command, viz: Eighth Illinois Infantry, numbering 880; Eleventh Illinois Infantry, numbering 840; Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry, numbering 800; Seventy-sixth Illinois Infantry, numbering 736; Thirtieth Missouri Infantry, numbering 365; making a total of 3,621 men. In addition to the above there will be required a steamer with capacity for carrying ten days' rations for the entire command. Please send notice to these headquarters as to the time that the above can be furnished.

By order of Brigadier General E. S. Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 344.

Saint Louis, Mo., December 12, 1864.

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7. The Forty-eighth Missouri Volunteers will proceed without delay by rail, via Louisville, Ky., to Nashville, Tenn., reporting by telegraph to Major-General Thomas, upon arrival at Louisville, for further orders. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major-General Dodge:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, December 12, 1864-4 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The Forty-fifth Missouri Volunteers will be down to-morrow, 13th. It has been ready to move two days, but was delayed because railroad could not furnish transportation.

JOHN F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding District.