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the train when it moves from here. Refugees and deserters are being brought in, and I am informed by the citizens here that there are about 400 conscripts in the woods around here. I feel perfectly secure about the train. There is no danger except for forganing parties, and I send a strong escort. We will be on hand as soon as possible after being relieved by Colonel Potts with his brigade.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALEX. CHAMBERS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Escort to Train.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 43.

Nashville, Tenn., February 17, 1864.

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3. Colonel D. C. McCallum, general manager of military railroads within this military division is hereby directed to proceed at once to complete and set at work the rolling-mill at Chattanooga, Tenn.

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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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FEBRUARY 17, [1864.]

Major-General GRANT:

I can make General Cox useful, but cannot give him a command nor other duty acceptable to him. He desires a command in the field. If one can be given him, I recommend that it be done.

J. M. S[CHOFIELD].

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 48.

February 17, 1864.

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9. The Tenth Michigan Cavalry, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, and Sixty-third Indiana Infantry, now at or near Camp Burnside, Ky., will move without unnecessary delay to Knoxville, Tenn. The regiments will be supplied with pack-mules and packs sufficinet to transport their necessary camp equipage and provisions. They will turnover all wagons, harness, and surplus quartermaster's property to the quartermaster at Camp Burnside. The regiments will move independently of each other in the order above named as soon as the necessary pack animals can be furnished. The Ninth New Hampshire Infantry, Twenty-sixth Kentucky Infantry, and Twenty-second Indian Battery wukk renaub at Camp Burnside until further orders. Brigadier General Speed S. Fry, U. S. Volunteers, will return without delay to Camp Burnside and assume command of all the troops at that place. He will see that this order is promptly executed.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

HENRY CURTIS, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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