HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, April 3, 1865-3 p.m.
General R. S. GRANGER,
Your dispatch in reference to Roddey's message received.
The following dispatch just received: "The operator at Pittsburg reports General Lee captured." Fire a salute of 100 guns in honor of the capture of Richmond.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
HUNTSVILLE, April 3, 1865-3.30 p.m.
Have seen the original order purporting to come from General Roddey. I don't believe he wrote it, though a good counterfeit. Guntersville is the point selected for crossing in the order. There is no Confederate force now north or south of the river; on this side not to exceed 400, on the south not over 500. Those on this side are occupied in stealing stock from the Northern planters and will break them up if we have not soon a cavalry force to protect them. I am out on a tour of inspection.
R. S. GRANGER,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE, No. 76.
Knoxville, Tenn., April 3, 1865.
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IV. Captain William Thompson, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, will direct all the cavalry, now mounted and ready for the field at the camp under his charge, to proceed immediately to the front and report to Brigadier-General Tillson, wherever he may be. Upon reaching Bull's Gap the cavalry will proceed from there as a guard to the ordnance train for General Tillson, and follow him up as rapidly as the condition and proper care of the horses will justify.
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By command of Major-General Stoneman:
H. G. GIBSON,
Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
In the Field, Mouth of Roan Creek, Tenn., April 3, 1865.
(Received 1 p.m. 6th.)
Commanding Fourth Army Corps,
Department of the Cumberland, near Bull's Gap, Tenn.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I arrived here with my command at 10 this a.m. I have carefully examined the surrounding country, located my camp, given the necessary instructions for having it entrenched, so that it can be held securely by the force I shall leave behind, under the command of Colonel C. G. Hawley. The Second and