War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0502 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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post as garrison of the town until further orders. The commanding officer will report to these headquarters for instructions. If consistent with your views, and for the interests of the service, the major-general commanding suggests that Colonel Harker's brigade be the one indicated for the above service. There is nothing to prevent your contemplated trip to Sevierville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. O. SELFRIDGE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Inspector-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., December 10, 1863

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Second Division:

You will proceed with your command immediately to Kingston, Tenn., leaving one regiment at Loudon as a guard. Upon your arrival at Kingston you will at once construct a pontoon bridge or other suitable means for crossing the Tennessee River, taking post upon the south bank. You will also open communication and bring up supplies from Gillespie's Landing, and will accumulate, if possible, three days' full supplies for your own command and also the Third Division. The sick and men without shoes will be transported by rail cars from this place. Upon your arrival at Kingston you will await further instructions.

By command of Major-General Granger:

R. O. SELFRIDGE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Inspector-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, December 10, 1863-8 p. M.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Second Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you will remain where you are until further orders, and proceed to accumulate all supplies possible.

Very respectfully,

R. O. SELFRIDGE,

Assistant Inspector-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 11, 1863

Brigadier-General WOOD;

Hurry off the regiments to Maryville to take charge of the mills, as a guerrilla party is near that point with the intention of destroying them. A small detachment of cavalry will also be sent out to Maryville to scour the country and assist the infantry.

Very respectfully,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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