War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0539 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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of fourteen, and one of eleven men. The reconnaissance sent out encamped last night at Paine's farm, south of Trenton.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

March 31, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Cumberland.

GENERAL: My scouts from the top of Lookout Mountain have returned. Mr. Botmann, a Union man, told them that a brother of his wife, who is in the Third Confederate Cavalry was at his house with fifty men. He told her that they were hunting a good road to Bridgeport and were sent to find out the strength of our forces at Wauhatchie, Whiteside's and Bridgeport; that they could not accomplish their mission as we had too much cavalry in the valley, some citizen bringing them news that we had 200 men mounted; that they had 60,000 men at Dalton and that the whole rebel army would probablybb cross Lookout Mountain soon. Mr. Botmann will be in Chattanooga to-morrow. Nothing further heard from the reconnaissance.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD.

Major-General.

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

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI. Numbers 15.

Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 1864.

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II. Brigadier General A. P. Hovey and the regiments brought by him from Indian are assigned to the Department of the Ohio, Major General J. M. Schofield commanding. Upon collecting his infantry at this point Brigadier-General Hovey will march with his command via Murfreesborough, Cowan, Bridgeport, and Chattanooga, reporting by letter and telegraph to Major-General Schofield at Knoxville. * * *

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 63.

Huntsville, Ala., April 1, 1864.

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VII. Brigadier General J. M. Corse, will proceed to Nashville, Tenn., without delay and report to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

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By order of Major General James B. McPherson:

L. S. WILLARD.

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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