FORSYTHS, GA., April 20, 1865-4.30 p. m.
Major E. B. BEAUMONT,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:
I have the honor to forward the within communication,* just received from Lieutenant-Colonel Frobel. I informed the colonel that I would forward the communication to the general commanding, but would not delay my march upon Macon. My column is still moving and will be near there to-night. I will not assault until I hear from you, under the promise from them that no property shall be removed or their defenses strengthened. I would like to hear from you to-night on the Forsyth road to Macon.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. M. McCOOK,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
Near Foster's Farm, Five Miles West of Howard, Ga.,
April 20, 1865-11 p. m.
General E. M. McCOOK,
Commanding Cavalry, Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: Unless otherwise ordered I shall "go ahead" in obedience to your last oreder, and by 9 a. m. enter Macon or be engaged with the enemy. We shall probably pass Howard Station on the railroad. Directly down to that point appears to be your best route. The Second Division is reported as camped about three miles to our right.
O. H. LA GRANGE.
[APRIL 20, 1865.-For Minty to Robertson, relating to armistice between Sherman and Johnston, &c., see Part I, p. 443.]
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Macon, Ga., April 20, 1865.
Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,
Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:
COLONEL: Detail a colonel from your command to act as provost-marshal, for instructions. Detail also the best disciplined regiment in your command as provost guard, to report at a very early hour to-morrow morning.
By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:
E. B. BEAUMONT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
April 20, 1865.
[Major E. B. BEAUMONT:]
MAJOR: I am camped twenty-two miles from Macon. If you want me to reach Macon in time for a fight to-morrow you must give me the
* Not found as an inclosure.