officer of his regiment. The major-general commanding the Detachment Army of the Tennessee peremptorily forbids any soldier from entering any house without authority, either on the march or while in Iuka, and all officers are strictly enjoined to prevent their so doing. Offenders will be severely punished. Regimental commanders will detail a rear guard and a small advance guard. Company commanders will march in rear of their companies, and every precaution will be taken to prevent straggling and pillaging. This order will be read to each regiment before marching.
By order of Colonel L. M. Ward:
JNO. M. READ,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,
MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 18. Gravelly Springs, Ala., January 30, 1865.
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VI. Brigadier General J. H. Hammond, U. S. Volunteers, is temporarily relieved from the command of the First Brigade, Seventh Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, and will report to the brevet major-general commanding for orders.
VII. Colonel George W. Jackson, Ninth Indiana Cavalry, will assume command of the First Brigade, Seventh Division, Cavalry Corps, by virtue of his rank.
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By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:
E. B. BEAUMONT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Huntsville, Ala., January 30, 1865.
Major General J. B. STEEDMAN,
Colonel Palmer, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, is out on a scout after Mead, the remains of Lyon's command. As soon as he returns your order will be delivered to him.
D. S. STANLEY,
EASTPORT, MISS., January 30, 1865.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
I am directed by Lieutenant-General Grant to send you the corps of Major General A. J. Smith and five divisions* of the cavalry command under General Wilson as soon as possible, with orders to report to you at New Orleans. The necessary orders have already been given to get them off as rapidly as possible, and it will expedite matters very much, I think, if you will send to this point all the steamers you can secure to
* Five thousand. See Halleck to Thomas, January 26, p. 584, and February 4, p. 647.