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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Greeneville, East Tenn., April 15, 1865.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT:

Tully, with 200 guerrillas, was at Bird's Bridge this morning, a part of them on this side of Chucky. I have sent infantry to find which way they have gone. Send out scouts to the Chucky at Allen's Bridge and see if anything can be heard of them. The sad news of the assassination of president Lincoln and Mrs. Seward is just received from General Thomas; no particulars given.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

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

April 15, 1865.

Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,

Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: General Wilson desires to know whether you have any information from the regiment on the railroad. He is very desirous that it should be damaged to the fullest extent possible.

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

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 4TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 50.

Buchanan's House, April 15, 1865.

This detachment will continue its march toward Columbus to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock in the following order: Second Brigade and battery, First Brigade.

II. Division and brigade headquarters wagons will move immediately in rear of the troops and the pack trains in rear of the entire command.

III. General Alexander will detail an advance guard of six companies to push forward as rapidly as possible and secure the bridge over the Uchee, beyond Crawford. The pioneers of both brigades will accompany the advance and repair the bridge if necessary.

IV. General Winslow will detail two companies to move in rear of the trains to be relieved by the six companies of his command that have not yet come up, if they should arrive.

By order of Brevet Major-General Upton:

JAMES W. LATTA,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, April 15, 1865.-11 a. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

Satisfy yourself that General Wofford wishes to run the wagons in good faith and for the purpose indicated, and permit him to do so under flag of truce, but without guard after they enter our lines. When the rebel force is concentrated at Kingston propose to General Wofford that he surrender his command to General Thomas under same terms granted General Lee by General Grant.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.