War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0728 KY., S. W. BA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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CAVALRY BUREAU, OFFICE OF SPECIAL INSPECTOR, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Louisville, Ky., February 16, 1865.

Major General J. H., WILSON,

Commanding Cavalry Corps. Miss. Div. of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: I regret exceedingly that I am not able to send by Captain Rabcock a single horse. All shipments of horses to this point ceased on the 20th of January. When shipments are to be resumed I am not advised. I presume as soon as General Canby is supplied I will again receive horses for your corps. You may, however, rest assured that all will be done within my power. The following dispatch is from Major-General Thomas:

How many horses can you furnish to Major-General Stoneman immediately? I would like for him to get as many as can possibly be given him. You will of course be compelled to stop all issues of horses to Major-General Wilson to do this.

Even if horses could be had at present, you see that they are to go to General Stoneman. However, I shall supply General Stoneman, I hope, in twenty days, and after that shall do all I can to supply your wants.

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

W. P. CHAMBLISS,

Major and Special Inspector of Cavalry, Mil. Div. of the Miss.

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

Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 16, 1865.

Brigadier General J. T. CROXTON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: General Wilson has directed that you assume command of the troops about Eastport and Waterloo to secure the safety of the depot and transports. The returns and reports of the Fifth Division will be forwarded direct to these headquarters, and all the ordinary official business will come direct as heretofore. Special orders, &c., will be sent direct to Find Division headquarters. Circumstances may require that direct orders be sent from these headquarters to the Fifth Division, but you will be informed in such cases. All orders involving movement of troops will be sent to you. In appointing you to this command the brevet major general commanding looks to you for the safety of the post. Citizens will not be permitted to enter your lines.

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

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTH DIV., CAB. CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, 17. Eastport, Miss., February 16, 1865.

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II. Major M. H. Kidd, Eleventh Indiana Cavalry, is hereby announced as chief of staff on the staff of the colonel commanding, and will enter upon the discharge of his duties at once.

III. Major J. S. Hunt, surgeon Third Illinois Cavalry, is hereby temporarily assigned to duty as surgeon-in-chief Fifth Division, Cavalry