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[Sent, No. 2.]

MARCH 31, 1865-5.45 p.m.

Colonel W. J. PALMER,

Commanding Brigade:

We are in camp. Our advance is at the signal station. Both brigades move to Jonesville to-morrow. You will move to and opposite that place to-morrow and encamp as near there as you can get forage.

By command of Major-General Stoneman:

G. M. BASCOM,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Received No. 3.]

MARCH 31, 1865-9 p.m.

If you wish it I can get horses and go with General Palmer in the morning, or I will come over and go with you. Palmer is just above here. Could not cross Roaring River.

RICE.

[Sent, No. 4.]

If possible go with Colonel Palmer.

MALLABY.

[Sent, No. 5.]

The boat is gone; can you get horses?

MALLABY.

[Received, No. 6.]

Colonel Palmer cannot tell about horses until morning.

RICE.

[Received No.-.]

APRIL 1, 1865-7.20 a.m.

Have procured horses and am going with Colonel Palmer.

RICE.

April 1, closed station at 7.30 a.m. Command marched to Jonesville and went into camp at 12 m., distance, fourteen miles. At 1 p.m. opened signal communication with Colonel Palmer at Elfin's Mills, N. C., transmitted the following messages:

[Received, No. 3.]

ELFIN'S MILLS, April 1, 1865-1 p.m.

Captain PATTERSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

My brigade is now here and going into camp. I have three mills at work grinding meal. There are about 500 bales of cotton here.

W. J. PALMER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

[Sent, No. 4.]

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Near Jonesville, April 1, [1865.]

Colonel W. J. PALMER,

Commanding First Brigade, Cavalry Division:

Move with your command on the Rockford to-morrow, the 2nd instant, at 7.30 a.m.

By command of Brigadier-General Gillem:

W. J. PATTERSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Received, No. 5.]

APRIL 1, [1865]-2 p.m.

Captain PATTERSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will you move down on the other side of the river?

W. J. PALMER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.