Monday, December 7, 1863

Knoxville, Tennessee

General Logan has returned to duty and will replace Blair as commander of the 15th Army Corp. I have great respect for General Blair.

GENERAL ORDERS, 
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE Tennessee

Numbers 5. 
Maryville, Tennessee, December 7, 1863

I. Major General John A. Logan having reported for duty as commander of the Fifteenth Army corps, will assume command thereof and enter upon his duties.

II. Major General F. P. Blair, now commanding the corps, will, with his assistant adjutant-general and personal staff, proceed to Chattanooga and turn over to General Logan the records of the corps,
when they will be relieved from duty with the corps and report for orders to Major-General Grant, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

III. The general commanding avails himself of this opportunity to thank General Blair for the zeal, intelligence, courage, and skill, with which he has handled the corps during the eventful period he has commanded it.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
R. M. SAWYER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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