SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 83.
Nashville, Tenn., March 30, 1865.
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XV. The Forty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry will proceed without delay to Paducah, Ky., and report by letter to Major General John M. Palmer, commanding Department of Kentucky, to relieve the regiment of colored heavy artillery. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation by water, including that for officers' horses.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Lick Creek, East Tenn., March 30, 1865.
Brigadier General W. L. ELLIOTT,
Mr. Bornell, transportation agent, informs me that Flat Creek bridge may be repaired to-morrow. You can wait at Knoxville for the repair of the bridge and come by cars to Rogersville Junction, or march your command by the dirt road, as you prefer. Camp near the junction at the entrance to Bull's Gap.
D. S. STANLEY,
ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Russelville, Tenn., March 30, 1865.
This command will march at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning in the following order: First Brigade, Third Brigade, Second Brigade. Trains as heretofore ordered. The pioneers of the leading brigade will march in advance to fix the roads.
By command of Major-General Wood:
M. P. BESTOW,
MULBERRY FORK, March 30, 1865-6 a. m.
Major E. B. BEAUMONT,
SIR: I have the honor to report that the entire train of Second Division will be across the stream in about an hour and, I think, be able to cross Locust Creek by night. The pontoon train will cross as rapidly as possible immediately after Coe's train is over. The river has risen about six inches during the night, and the rains have washed the roads so as to render them almost impassable in many places.
WM. E. BROWN,
Captain and Acting Assistant Quartermaster.