War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0572 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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schooner Highlander, and are doubtless with you by this time. The signal party which returned here on the morning of the 1st instant with disabled transportation left the same evening in the steamer America, and the necessity for the additional signal party requested by Colonel Myer does not therefore exist. I have nothing additional to communicate by this opportunity, except to say that the commanding general desires to be informed of your wants of subsistence stores, in order that timely preparation may be made for a full supply.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, No. 214.

Near Atlanta, Ga., august 5, 1864.

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X. The Fourth Regiment Tennessee Cavalry will turn over to the Third Division Cavalry (Kilpatrick), its horses, equipments, and means of transportation, including wagons and pack-mules, and proceed by rail to Decatur, Ala. The quartermaster's department willfurnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, No. 218.

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 9, 1864.

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XII. The Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers is hereby transportation from the Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, to the Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, and the Sixth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers is transferred from the Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, to the Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps. The Seventy-first Ohio will join its brigade at the front without delay, and the Sixth Kentucky will proceed to Decherd, whence the colonel will report by letter to Major General L. H. Rousseau, commanding District of Tennessee, for duty.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CHATTANOOGA, TENN., August 9, 1864.

(Received 6.35 p. M.)

Colonel McCALLUM:

I ran the first train over Chattahoochee river on Friday last at 1 p. M. and ran it to within three miles of Atlanta. The bridgge is 760 feet long and 90 feet high and was built in four days and a half.

W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Eningeer.

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