HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Barrancas, March 31, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army and Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit in connection with my report Numbers 269, dated March 28, that I proceeded myself at daybreak, the 29th, with five days' supplies for Major-General Steele's command, on the steamer Matamoras, to the month of the Escambia River, and succeeded in getting to bow of the vessel across the bar at the eastern channel but could not force the stern across. I returned therefore by land and sent the tug at daybreak yesterday with a flat-boat to lighten the Matamoras, but receiving an hour after positive information, by Mr. A. Holly, that General Steele's entire column left Conoe Station on the morning of the 28th for Blakely, I ordered the steamer back and she safely arrived at t he Barrancas wharf last evening.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Near Sibley's Mills, March 31, 1865.
Report of detachment Seventh Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of West Mississippi:
Regiment Regimenta Commissio Enlisted Horses Mules
s l ned men.
4th Major 14 260 291 39
10th Major 23 583 616 44
13th Lieutenan 23 414 450 73
Total ...... 60 1, 257 1,357 156
J. M. THORNBURGH,
Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, March 31, 1865.
Major General C. C. WASHBURN,
Commanding District of West Tennessee:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding the department desires that as far sa is practicable and consistent with the best interests of the service you will endeavor to restore confidence to the people of West Tennessee, and encourage them in any desire they may express to enforce civil laws against the outlaws and guerrillas who infest their counties. To this end you are authorized to occupy and repaired the Memphis and Charleston Railroad as far as La Grange, if you think you