War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0352 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESEE, Numbers 106.

Milliken's Bend, La., April 16, 1863.

XI. Brigadier General J. P. HAwkins is hereby assigned to the command and organization of all troops of African descent in this department.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

John A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

April 20, 1863-10 p. m.

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Second Division:

GENERAL: Inclosed find copy of instructions just received from department headquarters.* General McCook directs that you send one brigade of your command with three days' rations down the Shelbyville road, to start from camp at 7 a. m. to-morrow morning and to be governed by such instructions as are contained in the inclosed letter. It is also directed that you hold the other brigade of your command in readiness to move to the support of the first necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQAURTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

April 20, 1863-10 p. m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Third Division:

GENERAL: Inclosed find letter of instructions just receive from department headquarters.* General McCook directs that you send one brigade of your command donw the Middletown dirt road with three days' rations, to start at 7 a. m. to-morrow and to be governed by such instructions as are contained in the letter herewith transmitted. It is also directed that you hold the remainder of your command in readiness to move to the support of the brigade sent forward if necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Murfreesborough, April 20, 1863.

General SHERIDAN:

GENERAL: Inclosed find further instructions for the brigade commander in command of the brigade on Middleton dirt road. Colonel Gibson will command the brigade moving down the Shelbyville pike. He has orders to advance four or five miles beyond Stone's River, and keep up communication with the troops making the reconnaissance on his right. The general commanding directs that brigade commander on

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* See VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 257.

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