HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, April 25, 1865.
Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,
Commanding Post of Pulaski:
GENERAL: The bushwhackers are investing the neighborhood of Bigg's Cross-Roads, upper end of Williamson County, out on the Nolen pike, thirty-two miles from Nashville. The major-general commanding is informed that they are committing all kinds of depredations, and directs that you send to that neighborhood a sufficient force of cavalry to drive them out of the country. You will please refer to Mr. Alfred Ogilvie for further information.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DIST. OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, Numbers 97.
Nashville, Tenn., April 25, 1865.
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II. The Fourth Tennessee (mounted) Infantry is assigned to the Fourth Sub-District of Middle Tennessee. The commanding officer will report to Colonel James Gilfillan, commanding that district, for orders.
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By command of Major-General Rousseau:
B. H. POLK,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
KNOXVILLE, April 25, 1865-9 p.m.
In obedience to your instructions per telegraph received yesterday, I at once sent instructions to General Gillem, or in case he availed himself of the leave granted him, to Colonel Palmer, who by the way is a most excellent officer, to concentrate the cavalry, to destroy Charlotte and then push north, destroying everything in the shape of supplies for Johnston's army, and if possible destroy Greensborough, to act with the utmost vigor, and to co-operate with General Sherman in bringing Johnston to better terms. I have sent the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry to scout the country between the Holston and Cumberland Mountains. In that region there are still two guerrilla parties reported. Had given instructions to take no prisoners. Bartlett's Second North Carolina is ordered into the mountain region east of here with orders to scour that region as far as the Georgia line, and Kirk's Third North Carolina is to perform the same duty north of the French Broad.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Numbers 94.
Knoxville, Tenn., April 25, 1865.
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III. Brigadier-General Tillson, commanding Fourth Division, Department of the Cumberland, will dismount Colvin's battery light artillery,
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