War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0527 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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MORRISTOWN, March 1, 1864.

Brigadier General E. E. POTTER,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to acknowledge receipt of 12.30 and 4.30 p. M. of yesterday, and to sayin reply that the danger of our lacking subsistence stores is greater than that we shall need ammunition. He therefore wishes the train of sixty wagons loaded with subsistence stores forage. The continued heavy rain will make transportation quickly precarious and the supply of food for a number of days in advance become a primary consideration. The general wishes the attention of those in charge of the matter particularly called to the necessity of flooring culverts, cattle guards, and bridges in case supplies are attempted to be sent by rail cars drawn by mules. Reports indicate that the bulk of Longstree'ts force is between Bull's Gap and Greeneville, and that their movement has been suspended for several days past, portions of the force returning some miles in this direction since Friday last. Captain King has been assigned to depot commissary duty as Colonel Barriger desired.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

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MORRISTOWN, March 1, 1864

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your command be prepared to march at daybreak to-morrow morning, and requests me to say that after your orders for preparations of the troops are issued he will be pleased to see you personally at these headquarters to explain the purpose and indicate the movement.

J. D. COX.

Acting Chief of Staff.

(Same to Brigadier-General Wood.)

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 67.

March 7, 1864

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11. All orders authorizing the expenditure of money by the United States in the construction of railroads in Kentucky, or authorizing the impressment of negroes to work on such railroads, are hereby revoked.

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26. The Fiftieth Ohio Infantry will relieve the One hundred and fourth Ohio Infantry as part of the permanent garrison of Knoxville, Tenn., and the One hundred and fourth Ohio Infantry will rejoin the First Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

HENRY CURTIS, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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