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PLEASANT GROVE, January 29, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS:

We finished bridge across Robinson's Creek to-day, 175 feet in length, and in the morning will start with a train load of material for Bridge Numbers 1, on Richland Creek, sixty-seven miles from Nashville.

L. H. EICHOLTZ,

Division Engineer, Military Railroad.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 26.

Eastport, Miss., January 29, 1865.

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VII. The Forty-fifth Missouri Infantry is hereby relieved from duty in this department and will proceed to Saint Louis, Mo. Upon arrival at that place the commanding officer will report his command for orders to Major-General Dodge, commanding Department of the Missouri. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

VIII. Major J. B. Sample, assistant adjutant-general, is hereby relieved from duty with the Second Division, Fourth Army Corps, and will report to Brigadier General K. Garrard, commanding Second Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Eastport, Miss., for duty with that division. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

H. M. CIST,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Huntsville, Ala., January 29, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Eastport:

This command is now prepared to take the field. The corps has transportation for twelve days' subsistence, driving the meat on the hoof. The men, of course, would start with three days' in haversacks, making fifteen days' to start with. The corps has transportation for 110 rounds of ammunition per man, which with forty rounds in the boxes, would give 150 rounds per man. We have 250 rounds per gun.

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Huntsville, Ala., January 29, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Eastport:

Major-General Stanley has arrived and will take command of the corps to-morrow. As my foot is not yet well, though the past shows I can do field duty with it, I respectfully request a leave of absence for thirty days. To save time please answer by telegraph. General Stanley approves the request.

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.