War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0766 KY., S.W.VA., TENN., N. & C.GA., MISS., ALA., & W.FLA.

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LEXINGTON, February 24, 1865.

Major G. M. BASCOM,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Detachment of Twelfth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry arrived at London, Ky., this morning and was ordered to Knoxville, as requested by General Stoneman.

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[In absence of the general.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE AND FOURTH DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Knoxville, Tenn., February 24, 1865.

Major G. M. BASCOM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Louisville, Ky.:

A flag of truce turned off at Brice's Mills, on the Rutledge road, to evade Strawberry Plains and approach Knoxville. I have ordered the flag back; refused to receive persons or papers, and notified the bearer that if the attempt was repeated the party would be arrested.

DAVIS TILLSON,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District and Division.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. U. S. FORCES AT MOBILE POINT, No. 4. Fort Morgan, Ala., February 24, 1865.

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3. The senior officer present of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Reserve Corps, as announced in Special Orders, No. 43, extract 3, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby directed to assume command of said brigade and establish brigade headquarters without delay.

By order of Brigadier General W. P. Benton:

FRANK ADAMS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 25, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The Richmond papers to day report nothing of interest. The following is taken from the Examiner:

Vaughn's Cavalry in East Tennessee.

HEADQUARTERS, February 24, 1865.

Honorable J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War:

General Echols reports that detachments of Vaughn's cavalry struck the railroad beyond Knoxville at Sweet Water and Athens, capturing the garrisons at both places. Sixty men of the Second Ohio Regiment, with their horses and equipments, were captured.

R. E. LEE.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.