HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
Double Bridges, April 18, 1865.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:
MAJOR: My Second Brigade is now in camp at this place and the First Brigade is coming in. I got three pieces of artillery (field pieces) which had been abandoned between here and Columbus, and I have about 100 prisoners, including quite a number of officers. I shall feel much obliged if the general will allow me to push forward for Macon in the morning. I can capture the place before the material can be withdrawn or re-enforcements can be thrown in. I can start at daybreak in very good condition. Let me know if the general will allow me to push forward.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. H. G. MINTY,
HDQRS. 5TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Eastport, Miss., April 18, 1865.
Byt. Brigadier General George Spalding, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the First Brigade of this division. The Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry is hereby transferred from the Second Brigade to George Spalding. All officers and enlisted men of the Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry on detached service at headquarters Second Brigade will report to their regimental commander for duty.
By order of Brigadier General Edward Hatch:
HERVEY A. COLVIN,
HDQRS. 6TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 52.
Pulaski, Tenn., April 18, 1865.
In pursuance of instructions from the War Department, to-morrow, being the day appointed for the funeral of the late President, will be a day of rest throughout this command. All drills and other unnecessary labors will be suspended. A salute of twenty-one minute guns will be fired at meridian.
By order of Brigadier General R. W. Johnson:
E. T. WELLS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, April 18, 1865.
Major General J. B. STEEDMAN,
Governor Brownlow has just informed me officially that an expedition is fitting out in Northern Georgia to make a raid on our railroad communications between Chattanooga and Knoxville. He is convinced that his informant is sincere. I have obtained the same information from other sources, and hence my admonition to be sure that Brigadier-