HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Montgomery, Ala., April 12, 1865.
Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,
Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:
COLONEL: The Stars and Stripes are floating over the capitol of Alabama. General McCook entered the city this morning without firing a shot. Encamp your division on this side of Catoma Creek. There is no good camp close to the city on the Hayneville road. Find the best camp you can. General Wilson does not want to have any enlisted men in the city. Whatever rations and forage there may be in the city can be obtained by the division commissary and quartermaster by applying to the acting chief commissary and quartermaster of the corps. Please send word when the train gets up.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. B. BEAUMONT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. 4TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 48.
Montgomery, Ala., April 12, 1865.
The commanding officer of the First Brigade will detail one regiment of his command to proceed to Wetumpka via Gray's Ferry. The commanding officer of the regiment will be instructed to cross at Gray's Ferry as many of his troops at that point as will insure their own safety, destroy all printing presses, cotton or anything that may be to use to the so-called Confederate Government at Wetumpka, burn the bridge over the Coosa and return to-morrow, if practicable. The troops will continue their march toward Gray's Ferry until dark this evening.
By order of Brevet Major-General Upton:
JAMES W. LATTA,
BRIDGEPORT, April 12, 1865.
Major Dodd telegraphs that the guerrillas attacked the Alpine Coal Mines last night and carried off all the stock.
H. S. COMMAGER,
SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,
DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 13.
In Field, Mouth of Roan Creek, Tenn., April 12, 1865.
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II. All work on the fortifications at this place will cease form this date. Officers detailed in charge of working parties will report to their respective commands for duty.
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By command of Brigadier-General Tillson:
E. W. S. NEFF,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.