War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0320 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 15.

Cincinnati, Ohio, January 7, 1863.

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2. Brigadier General J. Ammen, commanding at Camp Dennison, will turn over his command to Captain A. J. Ware, One hundred and fifteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and proceed without delay to Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Ill., and assume command of that post.

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By order of Major-General Wright:

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 11.

Memphis, Tenn., January 11, 1863.

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3. The Fifteenth Regiment Michigan Infantry Volunteers is hereby assigned to the First Division, Brigadier General J. W. Denver commanding, and will report for duty accordingly.

4. Colonel W. H. Morgan, of the Twenty-fifth Regiment Indiana Infantry Volunteers, will proceed with his command to Memphis, Tenn., and report to Brigadier General J. C. Veatch for orders.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 24.

Cincinnati, Ohio, January 12, 1863.

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3. Colonel McMillen will proceed without delay with his regiment, the Ninety-fifth Ohio Volunteers, now at Camp Chase, to Memphis, Tenn., and report to Major General U. S. Grant, commanding Department of the Tennessee. * * *

By order of Major-General Wright:

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF Kentucky, Numbers 5.

Lexington, Ky., January 12, 1863.

The general commanding is reminded by the number of inquiries addressed to him on the subject that a variety of opinions exist in the minds of provost-marshals and others within this command as to the proper treatment of soldiers discharged from the rebel service, and of those whose term of enlistment has expired. Inquiries have also been made as to the treatment of captured soldiers and officers of the rebel army, and as to the effect, in certain cases, of administering the oath of allegiance. To set at rest such inquiries, and to secure uniformity of action in these particulars for the future, the following instructions are issued. They will be hereafter strictly observed within the limits of the Military District of Central Kentucky.

I. Where the oath of allegiance has been taken and sufficient bonds entered into, the loyalty of the party may, under ordinary circumstances,