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have some small rations here; salt, especially, is very much needed. The men are in good health. If I had all my sick here from Cantonment Springs and Knoxville they would do much better than there.

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

J. W. HARRINGTON,

Captain Company G, Ninth Tennessee Cavalry.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, No. 57. Louisville, Ky., April 29, 1865.

1. Colonel A. Duncan, Seventy-second U. S. Colored Infantry, is hereby relieved from duty as commandant of post at Covington, Ky., and Colonel C. J. Dilworth, Eighty-fifth Illinois Infantry, is hereby assigned to duty as commandant of said post.

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By command of Major General J. M. Palmer:

E. B. HARLAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LOUISVILLE, April 29, 1865.

Brigadier-General HOBSON,

Lexington:

I go to Illinois for a few days. Can you not come down and run the "machine" for me?

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, April 29, 1865.

Captain J. BATES DICKSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will be down in compliance with request of General Palmer Monday. Will you go to Illinois?

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, Ky., April 29, 1865.

Brigadier General E. H. HOBSON,

Lexington, Ky.:

General Palmer has left for Illinois.

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 29, 1865.

Major H. N. BENJAMIN,

Mount Sterling, Ky.:

I will be at Mount Sterling to-morrow, by direction of the general, to consummate the agreement, if the rebels are coming. If they arrive the general directs that they be kept outside town until the full surrender is effected. Keep liquor establishments closed.

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.