direct with me on any matter of particular interest ot the service, please let them do so, waiving all formalities.
With my best wishes for your success, I am, general, very truly, yours,
C. T. CHRISTENSEN.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 45. Nashville, Tenn., February 20, 1865.
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XIV. The One hundred and eighty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry is hereby relieved from duty with the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, but will remain on engineering duty in accordance orders and regulations will be made to Brigadier General John F. Miller, commanding post of Nashville, Tenn.
XV., The Forty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry is hereby assigned to the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and will Infantry, commanding, for duty.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
HENRY M. CIST,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HUNTSVILLE, [February] 20, 1865.
Guide returned from Blountsville. Patterson's force, 300 or 400 strong, shot nine Union men, and deserters, at Blountsville, and fourteen at Sand Mountain. Are conscripting every man and horse. Are now ordered to Talladega and Augusta. They take all who are at home and burn the house of those who are absent. Numbers he thinks would come into our lines if assured they would be permitted to remain in North Alabama.
R. S. GRANGER.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Johnsonville, February 20, 1865-8 p. m.
Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,
Telegram of this date received. All deserters and refugees who can give you reliable assurances that they will abide by their oath will be permitted to come in and remain in North Alabama or Tennessee. They must, however, be sent to Nashville to have their names properly registered.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
LOUISVILLE, KY., February 20, 1865.
Captain R. MORROW,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Lexington, Ky.:
Push on the regiments as fast as possible. When you think you have done all you can, you will report back here.
By command of Major-General Stoneman:
G. M. BASCOM,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.