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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE ETOWAH, Numbers 26.

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 1, 1865.

I. By direction of the major-general commanding Department of the Cumberland, the Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry, Eighteenth U. S. Colored Infantry, Forty-second U. S. Colored Infantry, and the Forty-fourth U. S. Colored Infantry are hereby organized into a brigade to be known as the First Colored Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, Colonel T. J. Morgan, Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry (senior officer of the brigade), commanding. Reports and returns required by existing department orders will be made direct to these headquarters.

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III. Hereafter the garrison artillery, together with such detachments of infantry and cavalry not having regimental organizations as may be on duty at Chattanooga, will be reported through these headquarters. All returns, reports, and communications will be transmitted through that channel.

By command of Major-General Steedman:

S. B. MOE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 51.

Nashville, Tenn., March 1, 1865.

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XI. The One hundred and eighty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry will proceed by rail to Tullahoma and report to Major General R. H. Millroy, commanding troops on Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.

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By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., March 1, 1865.

Major General R. H. MILROY,

Tullahoma:

Is there any Federal force operating in the vicinity of Sparta or Calfkiller River?

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

TULLAHOMA, March 1, 1865.

Major B. H . POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I know of no Federal forces assembling in the vicinity of Sparta or on Calfkiller River. I have about 200 men of the Twenty-ninth Michigan and Forty-second Missouri at McMinnville under a very efficient officer, who are actively engaged in scouting and sending guerrillas and their friends to hell. They have made several scouts down Collins River and over into White County recently in the direction of