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ing and march to Barnesville, meeting you on the main road near Culloden on Russelville instead of at Thomaston. Intelligence here that Lee's whole army has capitulated. A rebel lady says she heard our General Judah read the dispatch from Secretary of War. I send the news for what it is worth.

E. M. McCOOK,

Brigadier-General.

BARNESVILLE, GA., April 19, 1865.

General McCOOK, UPTON, or WILSON,

Near Knoxville:

My command camps near this point to-night. Stock in good condition. Will move at 6 a. m. to-morrow on Russelville and Montpelier road, unless otherwise ordered. Railroad effectually cut at Griffin and this point this p. m. by detachments. Public property destroyed at both points; also at Zebulon. Please send orders, also information of general commanding First Division, so that a junction may be formed.

Very respectfully,

C. H. LA GRANGE.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Gardner's Factory, Ga., April 19, 1865.

The attention of all commanding officers in the command is called to the fact that small squads of negroes are straggling through the country foraging. This must be stopped at once. Negroes will not be allowed to leave the column under any circumstances, but if it is necessary to send out parties for forage a company or more can be sent, always under an officer. Attention is called to Special Field Orders, Numbers 20, of April 11, 1865, from cavalry headquarters, in reference to foraging, which seems to be disregarded by the troops of this division. There can be no excuse for this, and will be corrected at once. Brigade commanders will report in writing to-day whether Special Orders, Numbers 20, has been published to the men of the division as directed.

By order of Colonel R. H. G. Minty:

T. W. SCOTT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, April 19, 1865-8.25 p. m.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

I have an Atlanta paper of the 13th instant which states that General Wilson occupies Selma and probably Montgomery; that the claims to have captured 2,000 prisoners. I will send you the paper to-morrow.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, April 19, 1865.

Colonel J. H. PARSONS,

Commanding Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, Camp at Boyd's Ferry:

COLONEL: Brigadeir-General Tillson, whose command is now on its return to this post, has notified me that he desires no movement of