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punish him wherever found with such severity as to cripple him, at least temporarily. You will destroy all supplies which you do not need for your own use and which may be any means aid the enemy; break up his railroads on either side whenever you [can] do so with comparative safety, and inflict on him all possible loss, damage, and annoyance.

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

J. WARREN MILLER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 3, 1865-2.30 p.m.

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville or Eastport:

General Hobson asks that 1,500 horses and equipments be sent to Lexington immediately. Are these horses more required at Lexington than elsewhere in your command, and shall General Hobson have the preference?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 56.

Nashville, Tenn., March 3, 1865.

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VIII. Company H, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Captain James B. Atkinson commanding, is hereby assigned to the garrison of Chattanooga, and will report at once for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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X. Paragraph XI, Special Field Orders, Numbers 52, current series, from these headquarters, assigning the One hundred and eighty-fourth Ohio Infantry to General Milroy's command, is hereby so amended as to direct it to proceed to Chattanooga, Tenn., and report to General Steedman 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.

GRAVELLY SPRINGS, ALA., March 3, 1865.

(Received 7th.)

Major-General THOMAS:

The river is rising rapidly; reaches the bluffs on either side. It is still raining very hard.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND MIL. DIST. OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 1.

March 3, 1865.

In compliance with orders from Major-General Palmer, commanding Department of Kentucky, dated Louisville, Ky., March 2, 1865, I hereby