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

Elyton, March 30, 1865.

Captain BROWN,

Acting Corps Quartermaster:

CAPTAIN: General Wilson directs that you push on to this place as rapidly as possible with your train. Orders will be sent here for your future guidance. There is plenty of forage for your train.

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

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Elyton, Al., March 30, 1865-2 p. m.

Brigadier General E. M. MCCOOK,

Commanding First Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Detach one brigade of your division with orders to proceed rapidly by the most direct route to Tuscaloosa to destroy the bridge, factories, mills, university (military school), and whatever else that may be of benefit to the rebel cause. As soon as this work is accomplished, instruct the commanding officer to join the corps by the Centerville road. Caution him to look out for Lyon, who was expected at Tuscaloosa yesterday with a small force marching toward Montevallo. In case the bridge at Centerville is destroyed, let him cross the Cahawba wherever he can do so best.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Hawkins' House, March 30, 1865.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,

Asst. Adjt. General, Cavalry Corps, Mil. Div. of the Mississippi:

MAJOR: I am camped in the valley, eighteen miles from Little Warrior. There is abundance of forage and meat, good water, and camping ground. I have one mill running, grinding corn and wheat. The reports concerning the movements of the enemy are so conflicting that I can give you no definite information, though I will able to do so this p. m. If consistent, I would like to remain here until my pack train arrives.

I am, major, your very obedient servant,

ED. M. MCCOOK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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

Cahawba River, March 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General MCCOOK:

GENERAL: Go into camp as soon as you receive this. You will march at daylight to-morrow.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.