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mand. The objects of the expedition are similar to those indicated in my letter to you of November 27 [26],* and General Grant says, "Let there be no delay." Please get me off as soon as possible.

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, KY., February 6, 1865.

General A. C. GILLEM,

Nashville, Tenn.:

I have just received orders from General Grant directing a movement, in which your fine body of Cossacks is to play a very important part, and I would advise you to put them in condition to take the field as soon as possible. I am only awaiting the arrival of General Thomas, in Nashville, to leave here. Can I aid you in any way?

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., February 6, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER TWELFTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY, Lebanon, Ky.:

Move with your command from Lebanon to Glasgow and report arrival at Glasgow to these headquarters. Leave company at Cave City and draw rations from there.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ELIZABETHTOWN, February 6, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Scout returned; no guerrillas at Big Spring; reported at Litchefield. Will send scout there.

G. F. BARNES,

Major, Commanding.

MEMPHIS, February 6, 1865. (Received 16th.)

Major-General THOMAS,

Eastport, Miss.:

My informants state that all of Hood's army, except Stewart's corps, have gone to Branchville, S. C., and that Jan have accompanied Corinth.

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

GENERAL: I think in this cipher "accompanied" should read "occupied." I don't know what "Jan" means. Am at a loss to account for the delay of this message, which was just handed me, in the handwriting of the Paducah operator.

Very respectfully,

W. R. PLUM.

See Vol. XLV, Part I, p. 1073.