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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky., February 9, 1865.

Brigadier General HUGH EWING,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you assign Colonel Murray, Third Kentucky Cavalry, to duty in your command, and place at his disposal any of your mounted force he may call for in operating against guerrillas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., DETACH. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, On Board Steamer Diadem, February 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel S. P. JENNISON,

Commanding First Brigade:

SIR: The general commanding division directs that you have everything pertaining to your command in readiness to proceed down the river to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock, in the same order as when coming from Eastport. One long whistle will be blown to get up steam. In half an hour after the first whistle a second will be blown, when all will swing from shore into the stream and proceed in the order designated.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. F. RANDALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel Hubbard, commanding Second Brigade.)

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., DETACH. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, On Steamer Diadem, Cairo, Ill., February 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel S. P. JENNISON,

Commanding First Brigade:

SIR: The general commanding desires that you report your readiness to proceed down the river as soon as the boats carrying your command have called and taken on board the necessary amount of forage. He directs, also, that your order on board all men that have left the boats, and that none be permitted to leave the boats, except when sent on official business.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. F. RANDALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel L. F. Hubbard, commanding Second Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Heath, commanding Third Brigade.)

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., DETACH. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, On Board Steamer Diadem, February 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. HEATH,

Commanding Third Brigade:

SIR: The general commanding division directs that you have everything pertaining to your command in readiness to proceed down the