HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
No. 118. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 27, 1864.
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XII. The Wilder Indiana Battery, now at this place, will proceed without delay to Charleston, Tenn., and report for duty to Brigadier-General Hovey, commanding at that place. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
CULPEPER, VA., April 28, 1864-11 p.m. (Received 1.40 a.m., 29th.)
Get your forces up so as to move by the 5th of May.
U. S. GRANT,
NASHVILLE, TENN., April 28, 1864-11 a.m. (Received 1.40 p.m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
The following dispatch is just received, and sent for the information of General Grant:
All my troops are now moving toward the objective point. In consequence of the detention down Red River of A. J. Smith, and the delay attending the collection of McPherson's furloughed regiments, I will be short three divisions of my right, in consequence of which I will not attempt to move on Johnson's rear at the start, but collect the entire army in front of Chattanooga, and make no detachments till the first issue at Dalton is determined. By May 5 all my infantry will be within one day's march of the enemy, but my cavalry, as usual, may be late, because of the difficulty of getting horses. I must imitate Forrest's example, and help myself. I began here yesterday, and at once have got here 1,000 good horses. I start for Chattanooga at noon to-day.
W. T. SHERMAN,
NOTE.-The dispatch above spoken of did not accompany the message from General Sherman, which was not discovered until after he had left for Chattanooga.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, April 28, 1864.
Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, Huntsville, Ala.:
GENERAL: I yesterday understood that the officers of the Army of the Tennessee have complained that in all matters pertaining to the railroad they were slighted, and after they had come to the relief of the Army of the Cumberland they were denied bread or any facilities