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Artillery, 101 men; Battery F, of the same, 62 men; Battery I, of the same, 130 men [Battery F armed with Enfield rifles]. Total, 1,079 officers and men.

J. R. HURD,

Colonel 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding Post.

LEXINGTON, KY., February 23, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have just received orders from Major-General Palmer relieving me from duty, and ordering me to report to Major-General Thomas. I would respectfully ask for thirty days' leave of absence, to enable me to make provision for my family before taking the field.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General.

GREENSBURG, KY., February 23, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch received. I have no information as to the rumor alluded to.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 23, 1865.

Major-General CANBY, New Orleans:

General Grant has information which induces him to believe that the French-rebel rams are to be directed against Mobile Harbor, and that orders have been sent from Richmond to Mobile to hold that place in anticipation of the arrival of these vessels. Notice should be given to the admiral, and measures taken accordingly.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

INDIANAPOLIS, February 24, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

I send to-night the One hundred and forty-third Regiment Indiana Volunteers, 940 strong; will send nine more regiments as soon as organized. Whole command armed with Springfield rifles.

H. B. CARRINGTON,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, No. 49. Nashville, Tenn., February 24, 1865.

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VII. Battery E, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, will proceed at once to Chattanooga, Tenn., and report to the post commandant at that place for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

HENRY M. CIST.

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.