which Colonel Blake is the ranking colonel. General Grose was temporarily in command of the brigade to which Colonel Blake's regiment belongs, because when General Grose returned from leave of absence last fall General Whitaker was commanding the First Division, to which General Grose's proper brigade belongs, and he (Grose) was averse to serving under the command of General Whitaker. Since General Whitaker went to the Legislature, General Grose has been commanding his old brigade (Third, of First Division). Colonel Blake was assigned to duty in Nashville because I considered the officer next in rank (Colonel Lane) a more competent brigade commander.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
TH. J. WOOD,
EASTPORT, January 28, 1865.
The major-general commanding directs me to make the inquiry, and request your report as to when you think you will be fully prepared to take the field again, and how many days' rations and how much ammunition you can carry with you.
ROBT. H. RAMSEY,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 25.
Nashville, Tenn., January 28, 1865.
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V. Special Orders, Numbers 16, paragraph I, current series, from these headquarters,* directing the First Kansas Battery to proceed to Johnsonville, Tenn., is hereby revoked.
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By command of Major-General Rousseau:
B. H. POLK,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF EAST TENNESSEE AND Numbers 9.
FOURTH DIVISION, 23rd ARMY CORPS, Knoxville, Tenn., January 28, 1865.
Captain W. W. Deane, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby announced, subject to the approval of the major-general commanding the department, as assistant adjutant-general of the District of East Tennessee and Fourth Division, Twenty-third Army Corps. All communications for these headquarters will be addressed to him at Knoxville, Tenn. He will be respected and obeyed accordingly.
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.
* See Vol. XLV, Part II, p. 612.