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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Selma, April 7, 1865.

Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: If you do not hear from General Croxton this afternoon you will detail one regiment to march early to-morrow morning to endeavor to communicate with him, Direct the commanding officer to report to the brevet major-general for instructions this evening.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SELMA, ALA., April 7, 1865.

Colonel O. H. LA GRANDE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

The general commanding directs that the officer sent in charge of the party of overtake Colonel Cooper be instructed to march all night and not spare horse flesh until he is found.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. BACON,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Selma, Ala., April 7, 1865.

Colonel COOPER,

Commanding Fourth Kentucky:

COLONEL: You will march with your regiment immediately and with the greatest possible rapidity to the road between Elyton and Tuscaloosa. Ascertain the whereabouts of General Croxton, join him, and direct him to move with his command as fast as circumstances will permit to this place. Your best line will be toward Centerville, and if possible cross the Cahawba at that place. In the neighborhood of Trion you will certainly hear definitely which direction Croxton marched. You should march so as to intersect all of the routes leading to this place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Selma, Ala., April 7, 1865.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: Send scouting parties through the country between the Alabama River and road to marion bordering on the Cahawba.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.