NASHVILLE, TENN., November 6, 1864-4. 30 p. m.
Colonel A. J. MACKAY,
Chief Q. M., Dept. of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Your dispatch of this date just received. I wish General Schofield's troops to come forward at once and by the first trains on the road. The dismounted cavalry can follow them and afterward Captain Bundy's battery. Schofield's troops should have precedence. You will finish the storehouses you refer to in your dispatch and which I originally directed to be constructed.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 153.
Nashville, Tenn., November 6, 1864.
The cavalry of the Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI having been organized into a corps by order of the major-general commanding the Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, that portion of it which belongs to the Army of the Cumberland will, from the 1st instant and until further orders, be considered on detached service.
Commanding officers will report to Major General J. H. Wilson, chief of cavalry, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, to whom all reports and returns will hereafter be sent.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 6, 1864.
See that cars are first furnished for General Schofield's troops; then send the men to the front as requested.
L. M. DAYTON,
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
Pulaski, November 6, 1864-9 a. m.
Major General G. H. THOMAS,
GENERAL: The line is still down, and has been for nearly twenty- four hours. I send Croxton's dispatches,* with Hatch's indorsements on them, by a staff officer, to be telegraphed from Columbia if possible. Please send 500 boxes Numbers . 58 caliber ammunition by first train. I will hold this place.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. S. STANLEY,
*See pp. 651, 652.