War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0511 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Blain's Cross-Roadsd, Tenn., January 15, 1864.

Brigadier General E. FERRERO,

Commanding First Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: On receipt of this you will assume command of all the troops of the Ninth Army Corps at Blain's Cross-Roads and vicinity and will move them promptly on the 16th instant to Strawberry Plains there to report to Major-General Parke or to Brigadier General R. B. Potter. The Forty-fifth and Fifty-first Regients Pennsylvania Volunteerse, now under marching orders for frlough, will not accompany the corps to Straweberry Plains, but can start from their present camps when prepared to move.

By command of Brigadier-General Potter:

SAML. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 15.

Chattanooga, January 15, 1864.

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XIII. The Engineer Brigade, consisting of the Eighteenth Ohio and Thirteenth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Michigan Regiments, is hereby placed under the command of Colonel T. R. Stanley, Eighteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, who will appoint the staff officers allowed to a brigade.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 16.

Chattanooga, January 16, 1864.

VIII. The division assigned to the Eleventh Army Corps by paragraph XI, Special Field Orders, Numbers 2, current series, from these headquraters, and commanded by Brigadier General W. T. Ward, will be known as the First Division, Eleventh Army Corps.

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XVII. In accordance with instructions received from the headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Brigadier General George Crook, commanding Second Division Cavalry, is relieved from duty in this department and will proceed to Western Virginia and report to Brigadier General B. F. Kelley, commanding, for duty. General Crook will turn over his command to the next officer in rank present and serving with the same, and report his name by telegraph to these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

W. D. WHIPPLE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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