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where my private interests and duty to my family call me, I shall be gratified.

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

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, No. 157. Nashville, Tenn., July 5, 1865.

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III. Colonel John F. Grill, One hundred and forty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, is hereby assigned to the command of Fifth Sub-District Middle Tennessee, and will establish his headquarters at Clarksville, Tenn.

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By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DETROIT, MICH., July 5, 1865.

(Received 12.45 p.m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

I notified General Hooker from Baltimore that I was ordered here to take command of the Department of the Ohio. To-day I received the following telegram from him:

CINCINNATI, OHIO, July 4, 1865.

Major-General JOSEPH HOOKER,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

By General Orders, no.118, all of which is not yet promulgated, General Ord is assigned to command the Department of the Ohio, embracing Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, headquarters Detroit, and you are assigned to the Department of the East, embracing New England States, New York, and New Jersey, headquarters New York City. The Secretary desires you to turn over your present command to General Ord and repair to New York to prepare to assume command when the order is sent to you. Acknowledge receipt.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.