War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0616 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., w. FLA.,& N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 127.

East Point, Ga., September 14, 1864.

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IV. In compliance with the request of Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, the following changes in the organization of that corps will be made, viz: The Fourth Division, Brigadier-General Harrow commanding, will be consolidated with the First and Second Divisions as follows: First. The Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Brigadier-General Walcutt commanding, with the Twelfth Indiana Infantry Volunteers, of the First Brigade, will be assigned to the First Division. Second. The remaining troops of the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Colonel John M. Oliver commanding, with the commissary of the division, will be assigned to the Second Division. Third. The quartermaster of the Fourth Division will report to the chief quartermaster of the corps for assignment to duty. Fourth. The transportation of the Fourth Division will be divided according to the number of troops in the division.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 255.

Atlanta, Ga., September 15, 1864.

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XL. The order from headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Engineer Department, of date November, 1863, assigning Colonel G. P. Buell to the command of the Pioneer Brigade, having been lost with the record at the adjutant's office of that brigade, Colonel Buell is hereby reassigned to the command of the pontoniers and pontoon train of this department attached to these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., September 15, 1864.

Bvt. Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: Atlanta has fallen. Our forces occupy the rebel strong-hold and the railroad for miles beyond. The crisis of the great campaign in the West has been reached and passed, and fortune has again decided, as at Vicksburg and Chattanooga, in favor of the Union. As appropriate to the hour, I proceed to submit a report of the operations of the quartermaster's department as directed from this depot, and to indicate somewhat how much it has contributed to the accomplishments of the great events referred to. Last October found me on duty at Baltimore, Md., as chief quartermaster of that depot and of