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Patterson and Captain Truss. The pontoons are of the first importance if you cross here, for the railroad bridge when fixed will require the wagons to be hauled over by hand.

Very respectfully,

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., CAV. CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 35.

March 28, 1865.

This division will move at 9.30 this a. m. toward Elyton in the following order: Second Brigade and battery, First Brigade. Brevet Brigadier-General Wislow will detail one company to remain behind and guard the main train that is to park at this point. He will see also that the usual rear guard is detailed.

By order of Brevet Major-General Upton:

JAMES W. LATTA,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOONE, N. C., Near Watauga Pass, March 28, 1865.

(Received April 1.)

We arrived here this a. m., the Twelfth Kentucky in the advance, captured the place, killing 9, capturing 62 home guards and 40 horses. We are getting along very well. Last night in crossing Stone Mountain one caisson and one ambulance fell over the precipice and were lost, several horses and three men disabled. I shall be compelled to alter slightly from the proposed route on account of the great scarcity of forage and subsistence for the men. Our advance is the first indication the people have had of our movements. We shall, with ordinary good luck, be out of the mountains to-morrow.

GEO. STONEMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 16.

Louisville, Ky., March 28, 1865.

Captain J. Bates Dickson, assistant adjutant-general, U. s. Volunteers, is announced as a member of the department staff. He will be respected and obeyed accordingly.

By command of Major General J. M. Palmer:

E. B. HARLAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 1.

Louisville, Ky., March 28, 1865.

Under authority granted from the War Department you are authorized to issue subsistence to the wives and families of soldiers of the