War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0640 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., w. FLA.,& N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 269.

Atlanta, Ga., September 29, 1864.

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V. Lieutenant Henry G. Litchfield, Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, having been selected by the commanding officer of the Fourteenth Army Corps as a suitable officer for the position of assistnat adjutant-general of that corps, is hereby appointed as such.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 221.

East Point, Ga., September 29, 1864.

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II. Special Orders, Numbers 219, extract IX,* is amended to read, "combined District of West Tennessee" and Vicksburg, instead of "District of Memphis" and Vicksburg.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 222.

East Point, Ga., September 30, 1864.

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IV. Major General N. J. T. Dana, commanding Sixteenth army Corps, will direct the Seventy-second Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Colonel F. A. Starring commanding, to proceed forthwith, with camp and garrison equipage, via Cairo and Nashville, to these headquarters, and report to the major-general commanding for orders.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., October 1, 1864.

General A. BAIRD,

Commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have intended at the first opportunity to express my gratitude to yourself, Colonel Este, and the officers and men of his brigade for their gallant conduct in the battle of Jonesborough of September 1, 1864. I have endeavored to do full justice to them in my official report.+ Colonel Este arrived at a most important and critical moment, his brigade well formed. The Second Brigade of my division, after a most gallant struggle, had failed to drive the enemy from his works, had been forced to retire under shelter of the ground

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*See VOL. XXXIX, Part II, p. 500.

+See VOL. XXXVIII, Part I, p. 525.

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