War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0688 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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RICHLAND, February 10, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

I am happy to inform you we completed our labors to-day at 4 p. m.., and an hour later ran an engine to tunnel trestle in charge of Mr. McDonald.

L. H. EICHOLTZ,

Division Engineer.

PROSPECT, February 10,1 865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

I have the honor to furnish you the following report of my progress to-day: Put in 1,100 feet of stringers; have 700 feet to put on to-morrow and lay the track. I will finish the bridge by to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. Mc DONALD,

Assistant Engineer.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 21.

Washington, February 10, 1865.

I. The State of Kentucky will constitute the Military Department of Kentucky. Major General J. M. Palmer, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Kentucky.

II. The Department of the Cumberland will include the State of Tennessee and such parts of Northern Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi as may be occupied by troops under the command of Major General G. H. Thomas.

III. All troops in the Departments of Kentucky and the Cumberland will, in the absence of Major-General Sherman, be subject to the others of Major-General Thomas, except the posts on the east bank of the Mississippi River, which will be subject to Major-General Canby's orders in movements for protecting the navigation of that river. In all other respects they will be under the direct orders of their departmental commanders; and wherever time will permit, General Canby will communicate his orders through such commanders.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

W. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 10,1 865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

SIR: I have the honor to recommend that Major William P. Chambliss, U. S. Cavalry, be brevetted lieutenant-colonel, U. S. Army, for the faithful and efficient discharge of his duties as special inspector of cavalry in the Military Division of the Mississippi, and that Captain John Green, U. S. Cavalry, be brevetted major for similar reasons. These officers, by their untiring and intelligent exertions in remounting, re-equipping, and sending cavalry to the field, have contributed in the highest degree to the recent successes in Tennessee, and should received a suitable reward for their labor.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.