HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, No. 9. Louisville, Ky., March 6, 1865.
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12. The commanding officer One hundred and fifty-third Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry will proceed with his regiment to Russellsville, Ky., and report to Colonel Murray, commanding the troops of the Second Division. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
By command of Major-General Palmer:
J. P. WATSON,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
LEXINGTON, KY., March 6, 1865.
COMMANDING OFFICER THIRTIETH KENTUCKY, or
Acting Assistant Quartermaster, Lebanon, Ky.:
Send fifty mounted men from Lebanon to New Haven. They will scout country on their way to that place. They will remain at that point but a few days. This order must be carried out promptly to-morrow morning. General Palmer directs it. Answer.
E. H. HOBSON,
NASHVILLE, TENN., March 6, 1865.
Major General C. C. WASHBURN,
Paragraph 3, General Orders, No. 21, current series, War Department, defines the status of the troops of the District of West Tennessee stationed at Memphis, or any other point on the east bank of the Mississippi. General Canby has the authority, you will see, to give your orders in certain contingencies, but no other general officer has, except myself, Lieutenant-General Grant, General Sherman, who is still in command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, and the Secretary of War, and Major-General Halleck, chief of staff, U. S. Armies. I am not informed by General Halleck what troops would be left in Memphis subject to your orders. You had better telegraph him exact state of affairs, being better informed on that than I am, and ask for information of what troops were to be left. General instructions for your guidance will be forwarded you by mail.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., No. 5.
THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Navy Cove, Ala., March 6, 1865.
The First Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, will move camp on Wednesday, the 8th instant, at 8 a.m. Regimental commanders and commanders of detachments and batteries will report