HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Gaylesville, Ala., October 24, 1864.
Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Atlanta:
Come to Rome and to me, in the field, for consultation. Don't accumulate more than thirty days' supply anywhere, except at Chattanooga. Rather diminish than increase our supplies, and send back all surplus and worthless stores. Hood is now at Blue mountain, and Forrest over about the head of navigation on the Tennessee.
W. T. SHERMAN,
GAYSVILLE, ALA., October 24, 1864.
Brigadier General A. B. DYER,
Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army:
The cavalry of this DIVISION is to be organized into a corps, under Major-General Wilson, and 20,000 men are expected to be kept mounted in the field. The arms at present are of various calibers, and it is very desirable to bring them to something like uniformity. Ten thousand Spencer carbines, with accouterments complete, or if these cannot be obtained, Sharps; 10,000 sets of horse equipments, complete; 10,000 light cavalry sabers and belts, and 300 rounds of ammunition per carbine are requested to be sent to Captain Townsend, at Nashville, as soon as possible, to refit this cavalry. Please inform me by telegraph if this order can be filled, and when.
T. G. BAYLOR,
Chief Ordnance Office, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., In the Field, Gaylesville, Ala., October 24, Numbers 102.
1. Major General J. A. Mower, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty, is hereby assigned to the Department and Army of the Tennessee, and will report in person to Major General O. O. Howard for orders.
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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS. In the Field, Gaylesville, Ala., October 24, Numbers 103.
I. Brevet Major-General Wilson, having reported in accordance with orders from the lieutenant-general commanding to be assigned, with his brevet rank, is announced as chief of cavalry, and will assume command of the cavalry forces of the Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, headquarters in the field.
II. Subject to the approval of the President, the cavalry forces of the Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI will hereafter constitute the cavalry corps of the Military DIVISION of the Mississippi. All detachments, battalions, regiments, brigades, and DIVISIONS will make the returns required by the present orders and regulations to the head-