In the same brigade there should be an interval of twenty-two paces between regiments. Between brigades there should be an interval of about fifty yards, depending on the ground.
Colonels and field officers in front of their regiments mounted, and brigadiers in front of their brigades near the center.
The Purdy and Hamburg road herein indicated as the line of battle is the plain road which leads from McDowell's to Stuart's brigade.
By order of Brigadier General W. T. Sherman:
J. H. HAMMOND,
CAMP NEAR COLUMBIA, April 3, 1862.
Dispatch of yesterday received. The troops at Camp Chase are only fragments, and scarcely more than enough to guard prisoners. I am taking along the division which I designed to have provisionally in front of Columbia. I am not altogether satisfied to do it, have diminished the force near Nashville to remedy it.
D. C. BUELL.
CAMP SEVEN MILES SOUTH OF COLUMBIA,
April 3, 1862-9 p.m.
My troops all on the march. I move ahead to join the leading division, now 40 miles from Columbia. General Sturgis is in Nashville. I have telegraphed him to report to you in Saint Louis. If General Stanley is sent to me I shall be pleased to have him.
D. C. BUELL,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,
Nashville, Tenn., April 3, 1862.
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V. Unless if conflicts with special instructions he may have received or may hereafter receive from the Postmaster-General, Colonel A. H. Markland, special agent Post-Office Department, will continue with and take general supervision of the mails for the Army of the Ohio until further orders.
By command of Major-General Buell:
OLIVER D. GREENE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Savannah, April 3, 1862.
General WILLIAM NELSON,
Commanding Fourth Division, Buell's Army:
Your advance has arrived here. All difficulties in our neighborhood will be remedied before your arrival.
U. S. GRANT,