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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF EAST TENNESSEE AND

FOURTH DIVISION, 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 24. Knoxville, Tenn., January 28, 1865.

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2. The command of the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, is hereby turned over to Colonel H. G. Gibson, Second Regiment Ohio Heavy Artillery Volunteers. He will be respected and obeyed accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Tillson:

N. A. REED, JR.,

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

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier (ARTY. RESERVE),

FOURTH DIVISION, 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 2. Knoxville, Tenn., January 28, 1865.

Pursuant tot Special Orders, Numbers 24, current series, from headquarters District of East Tennessee, and Fourth Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the brigade.

H. G. GIBSON,

Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Frankfort, January 28, 1865.

General E. H. HOBSON,

Lexington, Ky.:

GENERAL: I have reliable information from Rough and Ready, in Anderson County, of a fight between a detachment of Captain Brown's company of the Fifty-fourth and a gang of guerrillas under the notorious Dick Taylor, who was the leader of the gang that killed the negroes a few days since below Simpsonville. Lieutenant Moore and Taylor had a hand-to-hand fight. Moore received several cuts from a bowie knife in the face, and in the fight he shot Taylor dead. One other guerrilla was killed and the rest routed.

Very respectfully,

D. W. LINDSEY,

Inspector and Adjutant-General.

LEBANON, KY., January 28, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

About forty men passed [within] five miles of Campbellsville, camped three miles from here last night, crossed to Bradfordsville road and took Bradfordsville direction. Said they [were] Fourth Missouri Cavalry. I think they are rebels. I have no company of my regiment at this place.

MAHONEY,

Major Thirtieth Kentucky.