War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0152 KY.,S.W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA.,MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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detachment of Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, will report to you for temporary duty with your command. If you should encounter any serious opposition or learn of any threatening movements of the enemy, you will please report upon the facts as early as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, March 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,

Chief Quartermaster, Military Division of West Mississippi:

SIR: The commanding general directs that you send the inclosed communication to General Asboth with a steamer to transport the six mortar wagons and harness to Starke's Wharf. Be please to give this matter early attention.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, March 30, 1 865.

Brigadier-General ASBOTH,

Commanding District of West Florida, Barrancas, Fla.:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you send by the boat which carries this the six mortar wagons now at ordnance depot at Fort Pickens; also the necessary harness (four sets lead harness and one set wheel harness) for each wagon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, March 31, 1865-5.30 p. m. (Received April 11.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

Have heard of General Stoneman's command at Watauga River on the 25th. He is moving his main force down the valley of New River, as I telegraphed you on the 18th, from Chattanooga. General Tillson, with his infantry support, will move in the direction of Asheville, thirty miles north of Carter's Station, sufficiently strong to cover Stoneman's rear and give him support, should he be forced back by superior forces. On the same day Wilson was on the Black Warrior, in the vicinity of Tuscaloosa. He had captured some prisoners, reports many desertions from the rebels, and also that he had learned that Forrest was moving so as to interpose between him (Wilson) and Selma. I found the citizens of West Tennessee very anxious to restore civil government.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.