LEXINGTON, KY., February 11, 1865-3 p. m.
Force of guerrillas reported at Alexander's, near Midway. If you learn of their course co-operate with detachments from here and hunt them.
By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:
J. S. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, DETACHMENT ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 31.
On Boart Str. John Kilgore, Cairo, Ill., February 11, 1865.
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II. The One hundred and seventeenth Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Captain W. P. Olden commanding, will disembark his command from the Des Moines and embark on steamer Luminary, and proceed from this port to New Orleans, La. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
III. Colonel John I. Rinaker, One hundred and twenty-second Illiois Infantry Volunteers, senior officer First Brigade, Second Division, Detachment and Army of the Tennessee, will immediately assume command of the troops composing the First Brigade, relieving Colonel David Moore, Twenty-first Missouri Infantry Volunteers, whose term of service expires this day.
By order of Brigadier General K. Garrard:
JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, New Orleans, La., February 11, 1865-1 p.m. (Received 17th.)
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Commanding U. S. Armies, Washington, D. C.:
Your telegram of the 1st instant has just been received.* The troops and supplies are being concentrated as rapidly as possible. The supply of grain is ample for the present, and there will be no difficulty if the requisitions already made are filled. The Quartermaster-General was asked some time since to send a part of the hay required by sea. I telegraph to him to-day to repeat the recommendation.
E. R. S. ANBY,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, New Orleans, La., February 11, 1865. (Received 16th.)
Major General G. H. THOMAS,
Your telegram of the 30th ultimo has just been received. I will send at once all the river steamers that we can spare, and send an officer up the river to impress all that can be made useful.
E. R. S. CANBY,
*See Halleck to Canby, p. 626.