Your telegrams received. Major Chambliss says he will furnish the horses to General Gillem after my wants are supplied. He is not able to say how soon that will be.
LOUISVILLE, KY., February 16, 1865.
General A. S. GILLEM,
Your letter received. I write you to-day. Will be in Knoxville soon. Have made arrangements for 1,000 horses and 500 Sharps carbines for your command.
LEXINGTON. KY., February 16, 1865.
Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,
I learn that the Eleventh and Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry have been ordered to join the cavalry command in Tennessee. These regiments are now operating in the Green River counties, in this State, against guerrillas, with every prospect of soon breaking up and driving out the outlaws. If taken from me I have no troops with which to replace them, and shall be powerless to protect the loyal people in that section of the State. I earnestly hope that the may be revoked, or at least suspended.
S. G. BURBRIDGE,
NASHVILLE, TENN., February 16, 1865.
Major General S. G. BURBRIDGE,
Yours received. General Grant has ordered General Thomas to make up a force for General Stoneman, embracing the very regiments you name. Please send them to Louisville at once, with orders to report to General Stoneman.
W. D. WHIPPLE,
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., MILITARY DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY,
Lexington, Ky., February 16, 1865.
Captain J. BATES DICKSON,
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the resources for mounting and re-equipping the troops of my command have been entirely exhausted. Such troops as I have been able to remount have been properly disposed of, giving many of the counties ample protection, besides in a great measure ridding the country of guerrilla bands. I