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NASHVILLE, TENN., February 15, 1865-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

Your telegram of 3.30 p. m. is received. The expedition from Eastport will be ready to move promptly by the time your design. I will try to keep you advised of the time expedition from Vicksburg starts.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 15, 1865.

(Received 10.40 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that last fall the Second Regiment Missouri Cavalry was ordered to report to me. Up to this time only a detachment of four companies have so reported, and a letter from Major General G. M. Dodge, of date February 4, instant, received* informs me that the battalion is now with Major-General Stanley, and that the balance of the regiment has been ordered by General Canby and by Major-General Halleck to join that portion of the command with General Canby. In am relying on this regiment for Major-General Stoneman, and if I obtain it, will be able to give him a storing and good command.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 15, 1865-10 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

I have not in all my command a general officer so well suited to command the District of Paducah as Brigadier-General Meredith. His administration of affairs there appears to have given universal satisfaction, and I would respectfully request that the honorable Secretary of War will permit him to remain.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, 75. Washington, february 15, 1865.

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43. One of the companies of the Second U. S. Infantry, not at newport Barracks, Ky., to be designated by Colonel S. Burbank, commanding the regiment, will at once be put en route for Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, where the commanding officer will report in person with his company to the commanding officer of that post for assignment to duty.

The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By ordered of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See Vol. XLVIII, Part I, p. 746.

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