War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0537 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEAPRTMENT OF THE OHIO. Numbers 85.

March 25, 1864.

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6. Brigadier General S. G. Burbridge, now temporarily in command of the District of Kentucky, is hereby permanently assigned to that command. Brigadier General J. Ammen, will report for orders to the headquarters of the Military Division of the Mississippi.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

R. MORROW.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SHELLMOUND, TENN., March 27, 1864.

Major-General HOWARD:

The scouts from the First Brigade (of the First Alabama Cavalry) came in contact with about fifty rebel cavalry near Caperton's Ferry at 1 o'clock to day; exchanged shots with them. The rebels followed them to within three miles of camp. The several post commanders have been notified to keep out scouts and vigilant patrols, and the pickets have been cautioned.

TYNDALE.

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

March 28, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: My scouts report that a party of about 150 rebels entered McLemore's Cove Saturday, 26th instant, through Blue Brid Gap. About twenty-five came to Cassandra yesterday; they encamped about four miles south of Cassandra. General Tyndale reports that scouts of the First Alabama Cavalry came in contact yesterday at 1 p. M. with about fifty rebel cavalry near Caperton's Ferry and exchanged shots with them. The rebels followed them to within three miles of camp, near Bridgeport.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD.

Major-General.

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

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

March 29, 1864.

Colonel KRZYZANOWSKI,

Whiteside's, Tenn.:

My scouts to-day found McDonald's, Cooper's, and Stevens' Gaps occupied by the enemy. The citizens report a rumor that a regiment of cavalry is on Lookout Mountain. Keep your scouts well out and be prepared for a raid.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

(Copy to Brigadier-General Tyndale, Shellmound, Tenn., and to Colonel Robinson, Bridgeport, Ala.)

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