War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0360 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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NASHVILLE, April 15, 1865.

L. H. EICHOLTZ,

Chief Engineer Military Railroad, Lick Creek, Tenn.:

There is no special hurry now, but I wish you to put the road in good order as farad Carter's Depot. By that time I presume I shall have further orders. We have sad news this morning of the assassination last night of President Lincoln and Secretary Seward. The particulars will be sent forward in the course of the day.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, April 15, 1865.

Major-General STANLEY,

Greeneville:

Eicholtz may as well work deliberately along and repair the road in the best manner. We have possession of Lynchburg, therefore there is no particular hurry. I wish you to use every exertion to prevent depredations of all sorts on the part of the soldiers, as I desire if possible not to have to distribute guards along the road. I will se the postmaster here and find out what necessity there is of overhauling your mail at Knoxville. We have sad news this morning of the assassination last night of President Lincoln and Secretary Seward. Particulars will be sent during the day, afar as we can learn them.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Shields' Mills, East Tenn., April 15, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. S. FULLERTON,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fourth Army Corps:

I have the honor to state that I sent the Eighty-fourth Regiment Illinois Infantry in the direction of Allen's Bridge this evening and forwarded the dispatch of the general commanding the corps to General Elliott at once. I have informed General Elliott of whatever I have done.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. KIMBALL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Shields' Mills, East Tenn., April 15, 1865.

Colonel L. H. WATERS,

Commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Fourth Army Corps:

The general commanding desires a good regiment got ready at once to go Allen's Bridge, on the Chucky River. The commanding officer will report to person for particular instructions to these headquarters as soon as practicable.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. D. MASON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.