War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0822 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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assume command of all troops in the Second Military District of Kentucky from and including the line of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to the Cumberland River. Commanders of regiments, detachments, and companies unassigned will at once report to these headquarters at Russellville the station, condition, and strength of their respective commands.

E. H. MURRAY,

Colonel Third Kentucky Cavalry, Commanding Second Military District.

MEMPHIS, March 3, 1865.

(Received 6th.)

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: I have received the following dispatch from the War Department, and shall assume the command of the District of West Tennessee to-morrow, and shall be glad to receive any order from you:

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 21, 1865.

Major-General WASHBURN,

Memphis or Vicksburg:

If not now at Memphis you will go there immediately and assume command, reporting to Major General G. H. Thomas.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

The force at Memphis has been greatly reduced lately by order from Major General E. R. S. Canby, and with exception of cavalry is very small. Do you understand that General Dana is to take the cavalry with him to Vicksburg? It is much wanted here.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 62.

New Orleans, La., March 3, 1865.

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7. Captain H. B. Goodrich, commissary of subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, will report to the commanding general Sixteenth Army Corps, for assignment to duty with that corps.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., March 3, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this office this 3rd day of March, 1865: Several deserters and refugees who left Mobile February 23, 1865, give the following information: The gun-boat Morgan has two 6-inch