War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0526 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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day. The general commanding desire that your order a reconnaissance toward Russellville to be made by a party of the cavalry referred to, starting to-morrow morning a little before day, so that we may be fully advised should any movement of the enemy take place to-night. General S[chofield] wishes that the troops may be upon the alert at daybreak and all proper precaution taken against surprise from any direction by parties large or small. Please give orders to the cavalry to report through you as heretofore.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

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MORRISTOWN, February 29, 1864.

Brigadier General E. E. POTTER,

Chief of Staff, Department of Ohio:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that reports be made daily of the number of wagons arriving at Strawberry Plains and loaded with stores for the command, as well as of the progress made with the bridge. As the divisions here have little or no extgra transportation the command is dependent upon the arrival of the expected wagons and teams from the rear, and no labor should be spared in the quartermaster's and subsistence departmeners to push everything forward. The enemy are reported still in force between Bull's Gap and Greeneville, but reports are conflicting, and it will require some hours to test their truth. We hope to know definitely by morning.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

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NEW MARKET, February 29, 1864.

Major-General STONEMAN,

Commanding Twenty-third Corps:

SIR: The general commanding desires a report by return orderly as to the progress made by General Judah's division last night, and directs that as long a march be made by your command to-day as is practicable. He expects the Ninth and Fourth Corps to reach Morristown this evening (eighteen miles from this place) and wishes the distance between those portions of the command and your own reduced as much as practicable. A portion of the supply train was to accompany General Judah's division, and it is desired that this train should be kept well up with the infantry.

Very respesctfully, &c.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

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MORRISTOWN, February 29, 1864.

Major-General STONEMAN,

Commanding Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that your command move at daybreak to-morrow and push forwrad rapidly to this place, where he wishes to have the whole force concentrated as early to-morrow as may be. Reports place the enemy between Bull's Gap and Greeneville and are conflicting as to movements contemplated by him. Please report your position of camp to-night, and what stores are in the train with you.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

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