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Knoxville, but my troops derived little comfort from this fact, for the train was stopped by General Foster, who had succeeded Burnside in command of the department, its contents distributed pro rata its appropriation for general distribution, like the preceding invoice, was very remote. General Foster had decided by this time to move his troops to Dandridge for the twofold purpose of threatenme to go along and see him do it. I declined, however, for being now the senior officer present, Foster, Parke, and Granger having remained at Knoxville and Strawberry Plains, their absence left me innd so informed them. My communication brought Parke and Granger to the front without delay, but Foster could not come, since the hardships of the winter had reopened an old wound received during the advance extended only as far as Blain's crossroads, whence it was soon withdrawn. Meanwhile General Foster had superseded Burnside, but physical disabilities rendered him incapable of remaining in th
es Patchell. One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Paxt. Second brigade: (1) Brigadier-General Lewis A. Grant (2) Lieutenant-Colonel Amasa S. Tracy. (3) Brigadier-General Lewis A. Grant. Second Vermont (1), Lieutenant-Colonel Amasa S. Tracy. Second Vermont (2), Captain Elijah Wales. Second Vermont (3), Lieutenant-Colonel Amasa S. Tracy. Third Vermont (battalion), Major Horace W. Floyd. Fourth Vermont (1), Major Horace W. Floyd. Fourth Vermont (2), Colonel George P. Foster.[Corps officer of the day at the beginning of the battle; later, rejoined brigade and commanded the left of its line.] Fifth Vermont, Major Enoch E. Johnson. Sixth Vermont (battalion) (1), Captain Edwin R. Kinney. Sixth Vermont (battalion) (2), Captain Wm. J. Sperry. Eleventh Vermont (First Heavy Artillery), Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hunsdon. Third brigade: (1) Brigadier-General Daniel D. Bidwell. (2) Lieutenant-Colonel Winsor B. French. First Maine (Veteran), Major Stephen C