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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, March 31, 1865.

Mr. L. H. EICHOLTZ,

Bull's Gap, or beyond:

Your telegram of the 19th received. Go on with the repairs. General Stanley has received instructions to furnish you with a sufficient force to guard your working parties. I wish the road repaired as far as Carter's Station.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 84.

Nashville, Tenn., March 31, 1865.

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V. The organization of the Reserve Brigade is hereby discontinued. The Twenty-second Regiment Michigan Volunteers is assigned to the District of the Etowah, and will report to General Steedman for duty. The headquarters troops will consist of the following-named regiments and detachments: Ninth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, guard for provost marshal-general, Department of the Cumberland; Merrill's Horse, Courier duty, headquarters Department of the Cumberland; Ohio Volunteer Sharpshooters, headquarters guard; Company L, First Ohio Cavalry, headquarters escort.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, March 31, 1865.

Major-General STANLEY,

Bull's Gap, Tenn.:

I wish to hear from you every day or two how you are progressing with the repairs on the railroad. Furnish Mr. Eicholtz with sufficient force to guard his construction parties, and on arriving at Carter's Station halt for further orders, sending one division to Kingsport to look after the wagon road that passes down the valley on the north side of Holston. With one division at Kingsport, your main force at Carter's Station, and Tillson in the direction of Asheville, N. C., you will effectually cover all roads leading into East Tennessee from Virginia and North Carolina. Acknowledge receipt.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Lick Creek, East Tenn., March 31, 1865.

General KIMBALL:

The general commanding directs that you send one regiment from your command to Greenville to-morrow morning. Let the regiment