HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Lick Creek, East Tenn., April 3, 1865.
Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: March your division to-morrow to Greeneville, taking with you ten days' rations for the command and as much forage as you can carry, at least ten days'. Colonel Conrad will relieve your men on duty at Rogersville Junction. When you arrive at Greeneville push out your advance posts well toward Jonesborough and by hired scouts gain all information possible of the movements of the enemy. Send the scouts into Virginia. Furnish all aid you can to hurry up the telegraph line and the work on the railroad by putting your pioneers to work getting out poles, ties, &c.
By order of Major-General Stanley:
J. S. FULLERTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD DIV., FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Bull's Gap, April 3, 1865.
This command will march to-morrow morning for Greeneville at 7 o'clock in the following order: Third Brigade, Second Brigade, First Brigade. Trains will march in the same order as previously ordered. Provost-marshals will march in rear of their brigades to keep up stragglers. The pioneers of the advanced brigade must march in front to repair the roads.
By command of Major-General Wood:
M. P. BESTOW,
PLANTERSVILLE ROAD, April 3, 1865-11 a.m.
Major E. B. BEAUMONT:
I regard it as of so much importance for General Wilson to know that Jackson is temporarily cut off from re-enforcing Forrest that I send Major Bacon through to you. He can give you all necessary information.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Selma, Ala., April 3, 1865-10 p.m.
Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,
Commanding First Division:
GENERAL: Your dispatch by Major Bacon is just received. I feel a little uneasy about Croxton and the train. You will therefore halt your command at Plantersville until Croxton arrives, or until Upton's division reaches you. I desire General Upton to take his own division and yours, catch Forrest if possible, and at every cost bring in the train as soon as possible. I shall send him full instructions to-night. Hold your command in readiness to operate under his instructions.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. WILSON,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.