February 9, 1864
On February 9, 1864, Major-General John M. Schofield informed Major-General Ulysses S. Grant that Schofield had assumed command of the Department of the Ohio.
KNOXVILLE, February 9, 1864.
I arrived here and assumed command this morning. I will report the condition of affairs as soon as possible.
J. M. SCHOFIELD, Major-General