Cosby], with 150 men on Moccasin Creek, Scott County, Va. Colonel Prentice, with 300 men in Lee County, Va. The whole force is under command of General Early, and I think is very reliable. The indications of a move on their part is toward Richmond, Va.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. A. MIMS,
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, No. 20.
Louisville, Ky., April 3, 1865.
Camps of rendezvous for the reception of recruits are hereby established at the following-named places, and the officers designated as commandants will immediately enter upon their duties: Paducah, Lieutenant Colonel Peter P. Dobozy, Fourth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, commandant. Owensborough, Captain G. E. Sutherland, Thirteenth U. S. Colored Artillery, commandant. General Orders, No. 20, dated Louisville, Ky., June 13, 1864, signed L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. Army, and General Orders, No. 243, dated War Department, Washington, August 9, 1864, and signed E. D. Townsend, Assistant, Adjutant-General, will be complied with. Bvt. Brigadier General James S. Brisbin, superintendent organization U. S. troops in Kentucky, will give the necessary instructions and orders for the proper establishment and regulations of camp rendezvous.
By command of Major-General Palmer:
E. B. HARLAN,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Captain J. E. HARRISON,
Fifth U. S. Cavalry, Special Inspector of Cavalry,
Military Division of West Mississippi:
CAPTAIN: When I arrived at Cairo, Ili., I telegraphed General Thomas concerning the cavalry at Memphis, informing him of General Washburn's refusal to comply with General Canby's orders directing it to report to General Grierson in New Orleans. I have just received General Thomas' answer. He says that as he is informed that that cavalry belongs to the District of West Tennessee it cannot go. Please inform General Grierson of this. I will send copies of my telegram and General Thomas' reply to-morrow.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. J. WALKER,
Captain, Second Cav. Special Inspector of Cav. Dept. of the Gulf.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,
New Orleans, La., April 3, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this office this 3rd day of April, 1865: Major Webster reports from Pass Manchac, under date of March