War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0517 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 72.

Washington, February 13, 1864.

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31. Brigadier General J. P. Hatch, U. S. Volunteers, will return to Saint Louis, Mo., as soon as he has finished his business with the Cavalry Bureau in this city and remain in discharge of his previous duties there until relieved by General Davidson, after which he will proceed to report to Major-General Gillmore, commanding Department of the South, as already ordered.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO. Numbers 44.

February 13, 1864.

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3. The Third and Sixth Regiments of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry are hereby temporarily assigned to the Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, Brigadier General H. M. Judah commanding, to whom the commanding officers of those regiments will at once report in person for instructions.

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6. Authority is hereby granted to Major G. W. Kirk, of the Second North Carolina Mounted Infantry, to raise a regiment of troops in the eastern front of Tennessee and western part of North Carolina. The regiment will be organized as infantry, and will be mustered into the service of the United States to serve for three years, unless sooner disscharged. The regiment will rendezvous as soon as practicable at headquarters Department of the Ohio, or other place to be hereinafter designated, to be mustered into service. The commanding officer is authorized to mount his regiment, or such portion of it as may from time to time be necessary, upon private or captured horses. This regiment will be known as the Third Regiment of North Carolina Mounted Infantry.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

HENRY CURTIS, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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FEBRUARY 13, [1864.]

Major-General THOMAS:

My spies report Longstreet on the 11th moving in force from MOrristown toward Strawberry Plains. He is bringing supplies by rail from Jonesborough. I cannot learn that he has received any re-enforcements, and do not think he has. I interpret his movement to mean simply the occupation of Strawberry Plains.

J. M. S[CHOFIELD.]

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WITH CAVALRY ADVANCE,

February 13, 1864-4 p. M.

Major-General McPHERSON.

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

Road is much obstructed by trees felled at ford, and at ascents and decents of hills. Send forward as many axes and axmen as you can