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sons why they should not be sent through our lines and within those of the rebellion, where their sympathies are fixed and where their friends are to be found.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Eastport, Miss., February 2, 1865.

Colonel J. G. PARKHURST,

Provost-Marshal-General, Department of the Cumberland:

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of date January 22 relative to certain persons who have been required to show cause why they should not be sent beyond the Federal lines and asking for further instructions. The major-general commanding directs that you not only require the leading and influential citizens of Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties, of the State of Tennessee, to show cause why they should not be sent south, but that you require from this class of residents wherever they come within your reach anywhere within the limits of the State, such statements made in accordance with existing orders. He further directs that until further orders you send the papers in each case to these headquarters for final decision.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 30.

Eastport, Miss., February 2, 1865.

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X. Companies L and M, First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, together with all the men belonging to the regiment, recruits, & c., within the limits of this department, will proceed to Savannah, Ga., via New York, and report for duty to the commanding officer of their regiment. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

H. M. CIST,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Eastport, Miss., February 2, 1865 - 10 a. m.

(Received 1 p. m. 4th.)

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Commanding Fourth Army Corps, Huntsville, Ala.:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that by reason of a change in the condition of matters here it will not be necessary for you to send the division of your corps to this place as heretofore ordered. The division will remain at Huntsville with the other divisions of the corps.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.