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Artillery, provost-marshal. All returns and official communications will be made to Captain W. W. Deane, assistant adjutant-general, Knoxville, Tenn.

DAVIS TILLSON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

NASHVILLE, TENN., March 18, 1865.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Louisville, Ky.:

Please relieve General Watkins from whatever duty he may be performing, and order him to rejoin his division at Pulaski, Tenn.

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LOUISVILLE, March 18, 1865.

Major S. HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Is the order for Wathins imperative? I can make him useful here.

JNO. M. PALMER,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., March 18, 1865.

Major General J. P. PALMER,

Louisville, Ky.:

The order for Watkins comes from Major-General Thomas.

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, March 18, 1865.

Major W. P. CHAMBLISS,

Inspector of Cavalry, Louisville, Ky.:

Hatch's division cannot be spared from Eastport, as it saves sending infantry to that place. General Thomas will be in Nashville on Monday evening next and will probably remain until Wednesday.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, Ky., March 18, 1865.

Captain SHANNON,

Elizabethtown, Ky.:

(Care Honorable Sam. B. Thomas.)

Troops moved this morning from Cloverport toward Hardinsburg and south of that point for a special purpose. Cavalry will move from hardinsburg to co-operate. You will go by Dawnsonsville to Big Spring to prevent the escape of guerrillas east. Put yourself in communication with the other troops feeling north and west.

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General, Commanding.