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Second Brigade: Sixtieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Sixth Michigan Heavy Artillery, Third Maryland Cavalry, Twentieth U. S. Colored Infantry. Ninety-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry, Battery F, First Missouri Light Artillery.

Third Brigade: Eighty-second U. S. Colored Infantry, Ninety-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry, Second Maine Cavalry, First Florida Cavalry.

The above organization to be known as the First Division, Major-General Granger commanding.

By command of Major-General Granger:

WM. L. AVERY,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 24, 1865-7.10 p. m.

Honorable ANDREW JOHNSON,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Several members of the Cabinet, with myself, considered the question to day as to the time of your coming on here. While we fully appreciate your wish to remain in Tennessee until her State government shall be completely reinaugurated, it is our unanimous conclusion that it is unsafe for you not to be here on the 4th of March. Be sure to reach here by that time.

A. LINCOLN.

[JANUARY 24, 1865.-For Thomas to Halleck, relating to movement on Montgomery and Selma, &c., see Vol. XLV, Part II, p. 627.]

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 21.

Eastport, Miss., January 24, 1865.

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III. Brigadier General W. D. Whipple and Brigadier General J. M. Brannan will proceed without delay to Nashville, Tenn., where the former will establish the headquarters of the department and the latter will attend to certain connected with the artillery of the department.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

H. M. CIST,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, January 24, 12865.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your order just received.* I am procuring transportation for the train. Will start as soon as possible.

JAS. R. WILLETT,

Major, &c.

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* See Vol. XLV, Part II, p. 603.

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