HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 4TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3.
Huntsville, Ala., January 24, 1865.
Captain J. E. Jacobs, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, will relieve Major J. B. Sample as assistant adjutant-general of this division. On being relieved Major Sample will comply with Special Orders, Numbers 20, headquarters Department of the Cumberland, January 20, 1865.*
W. L. ELLIOTT,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION CAVALRY CORPS,
In the Field, Thirteen Miles from Gravelly Springs,
January 24, 1865.
Major E. B. BEAUMONT,
Asst. Adjt. General, Cavalry Corps, Mil. Div. of the Mississippi:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that my headquarters are here with Colonel Minty's brigade, Colonel Miller being some four miles in rear. The entire train of the division moved this morning; will probably not go farther that seven or eight miles to-day. I move with the column to-morrow morning will arrive at your headquarters by the evening. The command are out of rations, and there being a great scarcity of forage through this section, I will need both rations and forage immediately upon my arrival. Please have the necessary arrangements made for issue.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding Division.
I have 8,203 animals.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 21.
Nashville, Tenn., January 24, 1865.
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III. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 19, + paragraph 8, current series, from these headquarters, directing the detachment One hundred and sixth U. S. Colored Troops to report to Colonel C. R. Thompson, is hereby revoked.
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By command of Major-General Rousseau:
B. H. POLK,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BRIDGEPORT, January 24, 1865-4 p. m.
Major S. B. MOE,
I have received reliable information where Davenport's and Winterspoon's guerrilla companies are located. Will you give me the permission to go there with 150 or 200 men to surprise and eventually capture this band? Please answer.
FELIX PRINCE SALM,
Colonel, Commanding Post.
* Directing him to report by letter to Brigadier-General Whipple, assistant adjutant-general for assignment to duty.
+ See Vol. XLV, Part II, p. 625.