be prepared to move as soon as you get a complete remount. You can arrange, through Captain Carling, with Major Chambliss for getting your horses from Louisville; also with Captain Mordecai, chief of ordnance, Department of the Cumberland, for supplying your command with arms and equipments.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
NASHVILLE, April 1, 1865.
Colonel H. G. GIBSON,
The batteries ordered into the District of East Tennessee belong to Fourth Division, Department of the Cumberland, and to be assigned to the defense of the railroad between the Hiwassee and Loudon, as the commander of the district may select.
W. D. WHIPPLE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Louisville, Ky., April 12, 1865.
Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE:
Orders have been issued to the colored artillery to be ready to move when relieved. The Sixth Colored Cavalry is guarding the road from Covington to Lexington; the Fifth is at Camp Nelson. These regiments are an important part of my force. I write by mail.
JOHN M. PALMER,
STANFORD, April 1, 1865.
My command just in. The guerrillas who were near Harrodsburg were chased by a squad of Lawson's men and two of them killed. I will report by letter.
J. H. BRIDGEWATER,
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 1, 1865.
Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher:
ADMIRAL: It is represented that light-draft steam-boats are able to reach Battery Huge from Mobile by the routes indicated in pencil on the accompanying map. The entire course of these boats cannot be followed from the signal stations, either on the right or left, but it appears to be certain that they can get into the Apalachee River without coming down the Blakely. Will you do me to favor to have then watched, and if within reach guns stopped.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. R. S. CANBY,