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GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 28. Washington, February 26, 1865.

The Thirteenth and Sixteenth Army Corps having been reorganized by Major-General Canby, by direction of the President Major General Gordon Granger is assigned to the command of the former, and Major General A. J. Smith to the latter, their assignments to date from February 18.

By order of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 26, 1865-10.30 a.m.

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

When did Stoneman start on his expedition?



HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 26, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tenn.:

I am informed that General Thomas has ordered the issue of Spencer carbines to the Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, a regiment whose term has nearly expired. Please ask him to suspend this order and direct Major Chambliss to send all the Spencers that can be obtained for Croxton's and Hatch's veterans, now armed with every species of arm from Springfield rifles to Hall's carbines. The river has overflowed to its banks, and all the boats are being used to remove the grain from Eastport to Waterloo. No troops can cross the river for several days.


Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, February 26, 1865.

Brigadier-General CROXTON,

Commanding First Div., Cavalry Corps, Mil. Div. of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding is desirous of knowing how you are succeeding in crossing your troops over the river, and what obstacles, if any, present themselves to thwart your progress. Please report with the least practicable delay information in regard to the above facts, and how long it will take to complete the crossing.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

EASTPORT, February 26, 1865.


Commanding First Division Cavalry, Waterloo:

GENERAL: The river is rising rapidly. I fear that we will lose our grain without it is moved within a few hours. I suggest that you add