War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0663 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 221.

Nashville, Tenn., November 25, 1864.

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2. Bvt. Brigadier General J. H. Hammond, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in accordance with paragraph 44, Special Orders, Numbers 397, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, of date November 14, 1864, is hereby assigned to duty with the Cavalry Corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi, and will report in person without delay to Bvt. Major General J. H. Wilson, commanding Cavalry Corps.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[45.]

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 323.

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 25, 1864.

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IX. Lieutenant Colonel William G. Le Duc, chief quartermaster Twentieth Army Corps, having reported at these headquarters from leave of absence, and it being impossible for him to join his corps at this time, will repair to Columbia, Tenn., and assume direction and control of the quartermaster's department of the army in the field now operating in Middle Tennessee.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, November 26, 1864.

Bvt. Major General S. G. BURBRIDE,

Commanding District of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication signed by Joseph Clement and others, a committee from the Union Leauge of the city of Louisville, requesting that rations be issued by the Government to the suffering poor of that city, which was forwarded with your recommendation. The subject has been considered by the chief of staff, who recommends that "if Louisville will not support her own poor and dstitute that General Burbridge be authorized to levy a military contribution for that purpose from the disloyal inhabitants of that city." The above recommendation of General Halleck is approved by the Secretary of War.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF Kentucky,

Lexington, Ky., November 30, 1864.

Respectfully referred through headquarters Second Division to the post commandant of Louisville, Ky., who will please inform the members of the Loyal Leauge in Louisville, Ky., of the within decision of