War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0704 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, 29. Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 13, 1865.

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VI. Brigadier General J. T. Croxton, commanding First Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi is charged with the command of the troops in the vicinity of Waterloo and Eastport, and will adopt such measures as he may deem necessary to secure the safety of the depots and transports at the above-mentioned places. He will keep the brevet major-general well informed of all movements in the part of the enemy.

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By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Gravelly Springs, February 13, 1865.

Brigadier General ELI LONG,

Commanding Second Div., Cavalry Corps, Mil. Div. of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: Captain Carling, chief quartermaster Cavalry Corps reports the working parties as having been fired upon from the shore opposite Carroll's Landing. General Wilson directs that you send a strong squadron across the river to scout the country well out toward the railroad. Colonel Stewart, commanding Fifth Division, has regiment out to scout from Eastport to Colbert's Ferry, and care must be taken that the two parties do not mistake each other. Send a staff officer to confer with Captain Carling, that the squadron may be sent across the river by the steamer to-morrow (February 14) morning and arrangements made for its recrossing to this side.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:L

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SEVENTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Paducah, Ky., February 13, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILSON,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: I have just arrived here with balance of my division and find that the First Brigade has passed this point without horses for required to mount the dismounted portion of my division from nashville, upon receipt of your order to move my command to New Orleans-namely, 800. I still require this number for the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, and know not how I am to supply the deficiency unless you will send them to me at New Orleans. I also require 300 mules to fit out my division train. I made every to get horses and mules at Nashville, but failed. I was General Thomas before leaving Nashville. The general refused to allow one of the Indiana regiments to remain as the orders are to send a certain number of men: to do this another