proceed rapidly to Columbiana and destroy the iron-works at that place. Having accomplished this work, direct him to rejoin you, marching as rapidly as possible. All of the railroad bridges and trestles should be destroyed as far up the road as he goes. Make no other detachments except this. I will join you early in the morning. Have ordered your train and guns forward. Long and McCook ar close up.
J. H. WILSON,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 4TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 37.
March 30, 1865.
This command will be held in readiness to move from this point, unless other directions are given, without any wagons, light or heavy or ambulances. Lieutenant Rodney will be prepared to take two pieces and one caisson, leaving the other pieces with that part of the train which is to remain at this place. Brigade and battery commanders will draw at once from the acting commissary of subsistence as much coffee and salt as they can carry in their pack trains. Lieutenant Rodney will take a complete relay of horses for each piece and caisson that is to accompany the troops.
By order of Brevet Major-General Upton:
JAMES W. LATTA,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Eastport, Miss., March 30, 1865.
Captain W. A. WARREN,
Assistant Quartermaster, Eastport, Miss.:
Information having been received at these headquarters that a party of rebels were en route for this landing, for the purpose of destroying the transports, the general commanding directs that you keep the steamers fired up, and as far apart as the landing will permit. A detail of four companies for guard duty will report at the landing to repel any attack that might be made. The officer in command has written instructions and will consult with you.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HERVEY A. COLVIN,
Adjutant Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Pulaski, Tenn., March 30, 1865.
Colonel R. W. SMITH,
Commanding Sixteenth Illinois Cavalry, Spring Hill:
Move by easy marches to this place as soon as you can get your men together.
By order of Brigadier General R. W. Johnson:
E. T. WELLS,