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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY ORDERS,

DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 12.

Six-Mile Creek, Ala., March 321, 1865-8 p. m.

I. The Cavalry Corps will continue its march to-morrow morning in the following order:

First. The Fourth Division at 5.30 a. m., by a road from Randolph running to the left of an nearly parallel with the road it is at present upon . It is understood this road is not used; good guides should therefore be secured. General Upton will move as rapidly as possible, keeping up communication with the main road as long as practicable.

Second. The Second Division at 5.30 a. m., on the direct Selma road. General Long will press the enemy as vigorously as circumstances will allow.

Third. The Second Brigade, First Division, will march on the main road keeping closed upon the Second Division, and when roads can be found or the country will permit will march to the right of the main road and endeavor to pass around and take in reverse the rebel left.

II. General McCook will detach a battalion with General Croxton toward Tuscaloosa. Orders should be sent to Croxton to march as rapidly as possible by Centerville toward Selma by the most direct route. The battalion need go no farther than Centerville. Orders can be sent from there with a company., General McCook will also see that the bridges and trestles on the railroad are destroyed; also all mills, iron-works, &c.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Cahawba River, March 31, 1865.

Brigadier General E. LONG,

Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: General Upton reports several collieries on the line of the railroad to Montevallo. General Wilson desires that you will ascertain their whereabouts and have them destroyed.

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

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Near Cahawba River, Ala., March 31, 1865.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,

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

MAJOR: Owing to the long march of Colonel Minty's brigade and battery yesterday, I would respectfully request permission that I go into camp at Montevallo in order that I may concentrate my division, unless there exists some urgent necessity for my moving on without awaiting the arrival of that portion of my command. If Colonel Minty