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may possibly be got ready by the 1st of May. Horses are not coming in as fast as they were promised us, and the pack-mules have mostly been sent to Knoxville.

GEO. STONEMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., April 27, 1864.

Colonel S. B. BROWN,

Commanding Eleventh Michigan Cavalry:

Messrs. McAllister and Crockett present that you have in your camp a number of negroes belonging to them and their neighbors. You will afford these gentlemen any and every facility for procuring their negroes. These negroes are enrolled and must be delivered up.

By command of Brigadier-General Hobson:

W. W. WOODWARD,

Captain and Pro. March General, 1st Div., Dist. of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 27, 1864.

Colonel C. J. TRUE,

Commanding Second Brigadier, First Div., Dist. of Kentucky:

COLONEL: Mr. P. Swaggart represents that he has a negro boy in the Twelfth Ohio Cavalry, the servant of one of the majors. You are directed to at once investigate the case. If the boy named "Jim Finney" is in any of your camps he will be arrested and send under guard to these headquarters. The negro is enrolled and no person other than the enrolling officer has any right to him whatever. Inclosed find his letter.*

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

W. W. WOODWARD,

Captain and Pro. March General, 1st Div., Dist. of Kentucky.

NASHVILLE, TENN., April 27, 1864.

General GARRARD,

Columbia:

You will move your effective cavalry division to Decatur and act in concert with General Dodge, who will move from Decatur to Guntersville and Lebanon. We are pressing all the horses possible and send them forward at once.

I want you to have 5,000. The rest can be left in depot at and near Columbia. I want you at Decatur as early as May 2. As few wagons as possible. Surplus wagons can be sent to Chattanooga to join you from there.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*Not found.

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