War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0528 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 25.

Vicksburg, March 7, 1864.

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X. Brigadier General Mason Brayman, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty with the Sixteenth Army Corps, and will report to Major General S. A. Hurlbut.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

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SPECIAL ORDERS

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 68.

Knoxville, Tenn., March 8, 1864.

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12. Colonel S. A. Strickland commanding Fiftieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, will report to Brigadier General Davis Tillson chief of artillery, commanding defenses of Knoxville, Loudon, and Kingston.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

HENRY CURTIS, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

March 9, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: Two deserters from General Walker's body guard just came in. They left Dalton on the 2nd of this month. They report 30,000 men at Dalton. Hardee's corps, consisting of Walker's, Cheatham's, and Cleburne's divisions, and Hindman's corps, consisting of Stevenson's, Anderson's and another division, each division three brigades strong, one battery to each brigade. The brigades of Baldwin and Cumming are at or near Resaca, on the Coosawattee River. Two months ago the troops of the rebel army were organized into brigades according to the States the troops were enlisted from, and the South Carolina troops were then at Charleston. There was a rumor that some rebel cavalry had entered McLemore's Cove, but my scouts have just returned and report this rumor not to be true.

Respectfully, yours,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

(Copy to Major General J. Hooker, commanding Eleventh and Twelfth Corps.)

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

March 10, 1864

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: My scouts report a squad of rebel cavalry in McLemore's Cove. Two of the enemy's scouts came to Stevens' Gap. One of them,