Throckmorton's Mill still farther to the left. Will camp near Newburg. Find from information that the best way to Jasper is via Newburg and Mount Hope, running down the left bank of the Sipsey. Will take best road to Jasper, and thence to the point mentioned beyond Black Warrior. Please send instructions. Moving splendidly.
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Russelville, Ala., March 23, 1865.
Brevet Major-General UPTON,
Commanding Fourth Division, Cavalry Corps:
GENERAL: General Wilson directs that you push on by the road indicated in your note. Corps headquarters will be at Thorn Hill to-morrow evening, probably. Please send word to-night with regard to the road to Jasper from Mount Hope as nearly as you can the direction it takes; also whether you can find a road down to Warriortown and Democrat. In case you should not hear of me again push on to some point on the line of march beyond Jasper, where you can subsist your command and wait for the balance of the command. I shall probably travel by Thorn Hill on the most direct road to Jasper, and shall travel as fast as possible.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. B. BEAUMONT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., CAV. CORPS,
MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 29. Newburg, Ala., March 23, 1865.
This division will move to-morrow morning at 5.30 in the following order: First, Second Brigade, Brevet Brigadier-General Alexander commanding; second, First Brigade, Brevet Brigadier-General Winslow commanding; third, Battery I, Fourth Artillery, will follow the leading regiment of the Second Brigade. The First Brigade will not move until 6.30. The train will follow the troops, and the commanding officer of the First Brigade will detail one regiment to act as guard to the train.
By order of Brevet Major-General Upton:
JAMES W. LATTA,
EASTPORT, March 23, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:
I earnestly request arms may be forwarded to my command. I am not half filled. Send me muskets if carbines cannot be obtained. Captain Budd, Second Iowa Cavalry, has been sent to Nashville to receive arms, if they can be obtained.
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