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enable you to communicate with me at Asheville as long as it may be possible or desirable for you to do so. Should you find it necessary, as you very likely will in the execution of your order, to cut loose from your communication with me at Asheville altogether, do not fail to send me word to that effect by courier, as it would be important that I should know the fact. Should Colonel Kirk not be at Asheville, obtain the most reliable information you can as to the best route for you to take, and leave behind you, in charge of some person who will be sure to hand it to me, aa carefully written memoranda of the route you will take.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DAVIS TILLSON,

Brigadier General of Vols., Commanding Fourth Div., Dept. of the Cumberland.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Greeneville, Tenn., April 27, 1865. (Received 12.40 a.m. 29th.)

Commanding OFFICER CAV. EN ROUTE FOR GREENEVILLE, TENN.:

The following dispatch has just been received:

KNOXVILLE, April 27, 1865-10.30 o'clock.

Brigadier-General TILLSON:

Send orders to the cavalry force to remain where General Gillem left it until further orders. Report will be made to these headquarters as to what disposition has been made of it.

By command of Major-General Stoneman:

N. A. REED,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

You will govern yourself accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Tillson:

E. W. S. NEFF,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Greeneville, Tenn., April 27, 1865. (Received 12.40 a.m. 29th.)

Commanding OFFICER CAVALRY EN ROUTE TO GREENEVILLE:

An order was sent you this morning to bring your command to within two or three miles of this place and go into camp. Afterward the inclosed telegraphic order was received, which of course you will obey without reference to the first message sent.*

By command of Brigadier-General Tillson:

E. W. S. NEFF,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

RUTLEDGE, TENN., April 27, 1865.

Major-General STONEMAN,

Commanding District of East Tennessee:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I have been scouting the country on both sides of the mountains; that I have captured two very notorious characters-Dr. J. P. Legg and P. H. Starnes-and sent them to Knoxville by Lieutenant Henry E. Jackson, of the Ninth Tennessee. Since I captured Legg* and Starnes the remaining guerrillas want to

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*See inclosure next, ante.

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