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NASHVILLE, TENN., February 27, 1865.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Louisville, Ky.:

The general says you can retain two Indiana regiments from those now coming.

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 27, 1865.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Louisville, Ky.:

You can stop two Indiana regiments for duty in Kentucky. Report the numbers of regiments and commanding officers to these headquarters.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 27, 1865.

Major General S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Lexington, Ky.:

At the expiration of your leave of absence you will remain in Lexington awaiting orders. There is no command in this department to which you can be assigned at present.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, New Orleans, La., February 27, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to request that you will be pleased to order your command held in readiness to embark as fast as transportation can be furnished. The transports will proceed to Dauphin Island, Ala., and the detachments will disembark there and be reported to Major General Gordon Granger.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 27, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi:

Bvt. Brigadier General C. B. Comstock, the bearer of this, will report to you for temporary service. Relieve him and order him back to these headquarters as soon as you commence a movement to the interior from Mobile, should that city fall into your possession soon, or when it is clearly ascertained that you are to have a protracted siege. Until recently I supposed that Mobile would probably be surrendered without a struggle. Since, however, I have learned that orders have been given