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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 10, 1865.

Colonel STEWART,

Commanding Fifth Division, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: General Wilson directs that you detail five commissioned officers (one to be a major) and 150 men to take charge of the bridge train. The major commanding the detachment will at once set to work to organize his command, get the mules in good condition, and have the men instructed how to build the bridge with rapidity. The train should be put in serviceable order immediately. The engineer now in charge will forward full instructions as to the manner of landing the pontoons, &c. The train is at Eastport, and the detachment will move there at the earliest possible moment-50 teamsters, 4 wagon-masters, 2 black-smiths, 2 carpenters, 20 non-commissioned officers, 120 privates. The enlisted men ought, if practicable, to be mechanics.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 10, 1865.

Colonel STEWART,

Commanding Fifth Div., Cav. Corps, Mil. Div. of the Mississippi:

COLONEL: General Wilson directs that you send out an officer with sixty men with a flag of truce to inform verbally any rebel commander in the neighborhood that Richmond, Va., is the only place of exchange; that hereafter any parties with a flag of truce approaching our lines for the ostensible purpose of making prepositions for exchange of prisoners, or upon any pretext of a similar nature, will be held as prisoners and the officer treated as a spy. Instruct the officer you send to learn all he can respecting the enemy's movements, exercise the utmost vigilance, and keep the brevet major-general fully informed of all that transpires. Let the flag of truce go well out into the country.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 10, 1865.

Colonel STEWART,

Commanding Fifth Division, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: The brevet major-general commanding directs me to inform you that Captains Hosea and Metcalf, of his staff, have full instructions nd are charged with carrying the flag of truce. The general also directs that you send to these headquarters all deserters, prisoners, and citizens who bring information, and to give early information of any movements of the enemy.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.