HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, March 31, 1865.
Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,
Your report on the complaints of General Roddey and Major Gilbert has been received and your action is approved. Your command will be remounted as fast as the horses can be procured, but I want you in the meantime to concentrate and keep all the regiments at Pulaski. Keep one regiment constantly in the vicinity of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, to patrol the country and hunt up guerrillas. Now that Wilson has gone, you will have to watch the Tennessee River closely. Hatch is still at Eastport, his division dismounted, but he will be able to watch his immediate vicinity. You can watch particularly Florence and Bainbridge, and Lamb's Ferry, arrest all persons engaged in smuggling, and you will have to watch persons holding permits to purchase cotton.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
HDQRS. 6TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 30.
Pulaski, Tenn., March 31, 1865.
For the information of all concerned the permanent organization of this division as at present constituted is republished, as follows: First Brigade-Eighth Michigan Cavalry, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, Sixteenth Illinois Cavalry, Sixth Tennessee Cavalry. Second Brigade-Fifth Indiana Cavalry, Sixth Indiana Cavalry, Third Tennessee Cavalry. Third Brigade-Fifth Tennessee Cavalry, Eleventh Michigan Cavalry.
By command of Brigadier General R. W. Johnson:
E. T. WELLS,
KNOXVILLE, March 31, 1865.
Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,
Chief of Staff:
Battery K, First Michigan Light Artillery, and First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, have reached Athens, and the Tenth Ohio Battery is reported en route. Captain Crowell, commanding at Athens, reports that they have no definite orders, except to report to Captain Davies, at Athens, to be stationed between Loundon and Atthens. Are they to be assigned to the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Department of the Cumberland, and am I to their station? Will the Tenth Tennessee Infantry and the other batteries ordered to this district also be a part of the forces of the brigade?
H. G. GIBSON,
Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
NASHVILLE, TENN., March 31, 1865.
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