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been given and the troops will be got off as rapidly as possible, although I fear there may be some little delay, as it is reported to me that the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers are frozen up.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

EASTPORT, MISS., January 29, 1865.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

The Forty-fifth [Missouri] ordered this day to report to Major-General Dodge, commanding Department of the Missouri.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, KY., January 29, 1865.

(Received 4.35 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

The transportation will be accomplished unless the continuous cold weather obstructs navigation between Cairo and the mouth of Tennessee. I have made every possible arrangement. The obstruction below the falls continues.

R. ALLEN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Eastport, Miss., January 29, 1865 - 10 p. m.

Brigadier General ROBERT ALLEN,

Louisville, Ky.:

I am directed by the Secretary of War to send General A. J. Smith's corps of infantry and five divisions of cavalry to New Orleans as soon as it is possible. You will furnish transportation by steamer, as soon as you possibly can, to take these troops from this point. There will be about 30,000 men, and from 20,000 to 25,000 animals, and about 1,000 wagons. You will have to send to this place forage and subsistence enough to take this force to New Orleans.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Eastport, Miss., January 29, 1865 - 8 p. m.

Brigadier General J. L. DONALDSON,

Nashville, Tenn.:

The major-general commanding directs that you will be prepared, within six days from the receipt of this telegram, to furnish steam-boat transportation for one division of the Fourth Army Corps, numbering about 6,000 men, to this place. The major-general commanding also directs that you will see that railroad transportation is promptly and rapidly furnished them to take the troops referred to from Huntsville to Nashville.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.