The Mississippi is closed between Saint Louis and Cairo, as you are aware. I have telegraphed to various points for information. Will telegraph you again in a few hours.
Brigadier-General and Quartermaster.
LOUISVILLE, KY., January 27, 1865.
(Received 6.45 p. m.)
Chief of Staff:
Notwithstanding the untoward circumstance mentioned in my dispatch of this morning, I hope to be able tom furnish the transportation required in a few days. I will advise you of the progress.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 24.
Easport, Miss., January 27, 1865.
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V. The detachment of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry at present serving with Fourth Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, now at Louisville, Ky., will proceed without delay to rejoin their command serving in the Department of Mississippi, reporting upon their arrival at Memphis to Major-General Dana, commanding Department of the Mississippi, for further orders. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.
VI. The Forty-eight Missouri Volunteer Infantry is hereby relieved from further duty in this department, and will proceed to Chicago, Ill., reporting to the commanding officer of that place for the purpose of guarding prisoners of war. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
H. M. CIST,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, Numbers 3.
Camp Green, near Huntsville, January 27, 1865.
Captain D. R. Cook, Forty-ninth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant-general of this brigade, vice Lieutenant Wallace McGrath, mustered out of service. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
ABEL D. STREIGHT,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
CAVALRY BUREAU, OFFICE OF SPECIAL INSPECTOR,
MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Louisville, Ky., January 27, 1865.
Major General J. H. WILSON,
Commanding Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: Major Price informs me that the Burnside Arms Company have now a contract for the furnishing of 3,000 Spencer carbines