War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0550 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO. Numbers 116.

April 25, 1864.

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7. The Twenty-third Indian Battery will proceed without delay to Charleston, Tenn., and report for duty to Brigadier General A. P. Hovey, commanding First Division, Twenty-third Army Corps. * * *

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

R. MORROW.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO Numbers 117.

April 26, 1864

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7. The Fifteenth Indiana Battery, First Lieutenant A. D. Harvey, commanding, will march for Loudon to-morrow morning (27th), and will there await the arrival of the Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, Brigadier-General Cox commanding, to whom he will report.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

R. MORROW.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO.

Knoxville, Tenn., April 27, 1864.

Major-General STONEMAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps, Nicholasville, Ky.:

GENERAL: I send you an extract from an order* of General sherman, which indicates your field of operations. As I telegraphed you yesterday,+ the general directs me to order your command forward at once to join me at Charleston or in advance of that place. At the best you will reach me too late to carry out the full programme, but, of course you cannot be expected to do impossibilities. Let your cavalry come forward by regiments as rapidly as they can be provided with the necessary transportation. A small force at the right time may be more valuable than a large one later. I would like to have you come forward with your advance if you can do so without risking too much delay in getting forward the portion that is to follow. Please keep me advised of your progress. I go to Charleston on the 30th.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO.

Knoxville, Tenn., April 27, 1864.

Brigadier-General BURBRIDGE.

Commanding District of Kentucky:

GENERAL: The service required of the main body of this army will for some time at least, leave the protection of Kentucky from invasion,

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*Not found as an inclosure, but see Special Orders, Numbers 35, Paragraphs IV and V, VOL. XXXII, Part III, p. 496.

+See Schofield to Stoneman, ibid, p. 500.

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